Borrow and return of printed books

We are open on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 pm -2 pm and all other weekdays at 11 am - 12 pm to allow students and researchers to borrow and return books. You can also print. You enter through the emergency exit, a few steps to the left of the entrance FED.  A box for book returns is placed next to the emergency exit.

Otherwise, the library is closed, and you can't sit there and study.

Due to the ban on public gatherings with more than 50 people, we count visitors we let in during the hour we are open. This may mean that you have to wait a while to be let in by the guard.

Service for  students at summer courses

Students at a summer course, registered at an address outside the Stockholm postal code area, can order books from the library and have them sent home. Contact the library via email. State the following; name, address, username, course code, teacher name, and the URL of the hit in the library catalogue (eg: Write "Summer course" as the heading in the email. We do not send books that are also available as e-books. Orders where information is missing are not processed. Books are sent  continuously.

For those who need the help of a librarian

You can still have your questions answered through the library chat, which is open 10 am to 2 pm on weekdays. You can also find answers to your questions in the library's forum "Ask the library", or get in touch with us via email or telephone (10-11).

Remote Search Hub

You, as a student or researcher at Stockholm university, can receive remote guidance. Please contact us via and we will guide you i.e. via Zoom.


The e-library is always open. Here you can access most of the library's collections from home as well. You access the resources as usual through our catalogue and databases A-Z.

Due to the prevailing situation, several foreign academic publishers have opened parts of their collections to facilitate remote working. It may be worthwhile to search outside the library's catalogue as well.

Other Libraries

The Asia Library is closed. To borrow books please contact the library by mail.

The Dept. of Social Work Library is closed and is relocated to the Frescati Library during the summer.


The registrar will have a bell at the staff entrance for visits during the opening hours between 9 am - 11 am.

Talking books

The talking books service works remotely.