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You can read newspapers on microfilm or the newspaper computer at Lund University Library. Microfilm and the newspaper computer are in the basement. You can also request newspaper originals from our external storage and read them in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Newspapers on microfilm

You can read newspapers on microfilm located in the basement. The basement is open when the library is open, and you do not need to request microfilms before your visit.

List of Swedish newspapers on microfilm at the University Library (PDF, 310 kB, new tab, in Swedish)

You will find instructions on using the microfilms next to the microfilm readers. If you need help, call Newspaper Support at 046–222 14 80. The support is open on weekdays from 10–12 and 13–15.

We have digital microfilm scanners. You can print and save microfilmed articles to a USB memory stick using them. 

Search Swedish newspapers and book the newspaper computer

Everyone can search the service "Svenska dagstidningar (Swedish Newspapers)". Access to read is free for articles older than 115 years.

Search and read Swedish newspapers older than 115 years

Newer articles are copyrighted, but you can read them on our newspaper computer in the basement. You need to book an appointment to use the newspaper computer and can book a maximum of two hours per day.

Book the newspaper computer

You need an account to use scanners and the newspaper computer

Use your student or Lucat account to log in and use scanners and the newspaper computer. If you are not a student or an employee at Lund University, you need a guest account and a library card.

The information desk on the entrance floor will help you get a guest account and a library card. Please note that activating a guest account can take up to half an hour.

Read more about guest (walk-in-user) accounts and how to pay for printouts

You can request newspapers in original print format

You can request newspaper originals from our external storage. You read them in the Special Collections Reading Room. Newspapers are available Wednesdays if you request them at the latest on Monday of the same week. 

We do not supply newspapers in original print format if they are digitally available or on microfilm. But we make exceptions if you need to get the original digitised for publishing. We also have newspapers which we cannot handle due to their fragile condition.

Request newspaper originals through this form

Please note that you need to book a seat in advance in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Book a seat in the Special Collections Reading Room

More Swedish-language newspapers

Swedish American newspapers contain Swedish-American newspapers published across the United States between 1859 and 2007.

Search Swedish American newspapers

You can find Swedish-language newspapers published in Finland in the digital collections of the National Library of Finland. Digitisation is ongoing and not yet complete.

Search the Finnish National Library's digital collections

Newspaper Support

10–12 and 13–15

Phone: + 46 46 222 14 80

Newspaper Support 21 December–8 January

21–22 December: 10–12 and 13–15
27–30 December: 12–14
2–4 January: 12–14

Otherwise, the support is closed.