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.
We have digital microfilm scanners. Using them, you can print and save microfilmed articles to a USB memory stick.
You will find instructions on using the microfilms next to the microfilm readers.
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.
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.
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.
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 on 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 we cannot handle due to their fragile condition.
Please book a seat in the Special Collections Reading Room. Walk-ins are welcome If seats are available.
More Swedish-language newspapers
Swedish American newspapers contain Swedish-American newspapers published across the United States between 1859 and 2007.
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.