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.
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 weekdays from 10 am to noon and 1–3 pm.
We have digital microfilm scanners. Using them, you can print and save microfilmed articles to a USB memory stick.
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 to 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 Wednesdays if you request them at the latest on Monday 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.
Please note that you need to book a seat in advance 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.
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.
Closed for summer July 18–29
Newspaper Support is closed, and we will not process requests from July 18 to 29.
10 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm
Phone: + 46 46 222 14 80