Carolina Rediviva

Today's hours

  1. Library 10:00–16:00
  2. Special Reading Room Stängt/Closed
  3. Exhibition and Shop 12:00–16:00
  4. Café Carolina Stängt/Closed
Carolina Rediviva sett utifrån

There is a lift to take you from the entrance on floor 4 to floors 5, 6 and 9.

Accessible toilets are available on floors 4, 6 and 9.
Map of RWC floor 4
Map of RWC floor 6
Map of RWC floor 9

Floor 3
The door to the Maps and Pictures reading room on floor 3 is locked. Visitors need permission from the Maps and Pictures staff. If a visitor has mobility issues, the material can be viewed in the special collections reading room.

Level 4 – entrance floor
There is no lift to floor 4½ in C Hall. The Riksdag material available on this floor can only be accessed by steps. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

A Hall has some material in the apse that is two steps up from the rest of the hall and some material is also in the galleries. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

B Hall has two entrances with doors. Neither of the doors has a door opener but one of the doors is usually left wide open. There is some material in the galleries that is only accessible by steps. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

The doors to the Special Collections Reading Room are usually left wide open. The galleries in the Special Collection Reading Room are only accessible by steps. Ask at the information desk for assistance in collecting the material you need.

Floor 5
The microfilm room is directly accessible by lift.

Floor 6
The Periodicals Reading Room, TLS, on floor 6 is reached through two doors from the lift. The doors have door openers.

Floor 9
The open stacks can be reached using the lift.

A parking spot is available for visitors with handicap parking permission on the south-eastern side of Carolina Rediviva (toward the English Park Campus).

Borrow and return

For loans, use the machine nearby the circulation desk (first room after the foyer). For returns, use the machine located to the left just past the circulation desk. You can also return books borrowed from our other libraries.

Your loans are renewed automatically where possible.

Books for pickup

Books that you have requested or queued for can be found in the middle of the room, past the circulation desk.

Our permanent exhibition features the world-famous Silver Bible, as well as the earliest fairly accurate map of Scandinavia, the Carta Marina from 1539. We also hold temporary exhibitions on current themes.

Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Opening hours

Our exhibitions

Shop Carolina

Reading Room A, Reading Room B and the Special Reading Room

  • No food or beverages.

Other parts of the library

  • Beverages are allowed if you use a lid on the container.
  • No food.

Café area

  • Upper level: Food and beverages are allowed. There are also vending and coffee machines as well as microwaves.
  • Entrance floor: Café Carolina offers lunch and fika. When Café Carolina is closed, you are welcome to use the area for studying.
    Read more about Café Carolina

This week's hours

  1. Monday 09:00–16:00
  2. Tuesday 09:00–16:00
  3. Wednesday 09:00–16:00
  4. Thursday 09:00–16:00
  5. Friday 09:00–16:00
  6. Saturday Closed
  7. Sunday Closed

  • Various areas for group work or individual studies: 716
  • Seats with computers: 23
  • Quiet study halls: 3
    - Seats in Study Hall A, entrance floor 82
    - Seats in Study Hall B, entrance floor 46
    - Seats in TLS (Periodical Reading Room) floor 6: 62
  • Group rooms: 0

Study spaces on Floor 9 (pdf) Pdf, 408 kB.

Många skrivbord och stolar i ett stort rum med högt i tak och bokhyllor längs väggarna.

Study Hall A

Ett bord med stolar i ett stort rum med högt i tak och rutigt golv. Längs med väggarna finns bokhyllor med tidskrifter.

The Periodical Reading Room

Tre personer sitter och samtalar vid ett bord bakom en glasvägg. Vid bordet finns en whiteboard.

Study Hall C

Röda soffor i ett stort rum med randigt golv.

Study Hall C

Stort rum med bord och stolar

Café Carolina

Skrivbord och böcker i en bokhylla.

Study Hall B

En person sitter vid ett stort fönster vid bokhyllor.

Floor 9

Public computers

As a student, researcher or employee at Uppsala University, you use your university account and password A to access the computers. Other visitors can get a temporary account at one of our information desks. You can see which of our libraries have information desks and when they are open on the page Opening hours and contact.

The database Svenska dagstidningar

In the microfilm room (floor 5) there is a computer with full access to the Royal Library's database Svenska dagstidningar. The computers are bookable weekdays 09:00-12:00, and are free to use for everyone when there is no booking (It is also possible to book a computer at the Karin Boye Library or at the Library for Economic Sciences).

Book the computer

Copy, scan and print

Everyone is welcome to use the University's printing system eduPrint.

Wireless network

Students and researchers use the Eduroam network. Other visitors are welcome to use the UU-guest network.


All technical support is provided by the University's IT support.

Lockers for storage during the day

Lockers are available in the café area on the entrance floor. You can choose your own code and store your valuables in the locker until the library closes for the day.

Book cabinets for storing books for a longer period

If you need to borrow and store reading materials at Carolina Rediviva for a longer period of time, you can apply for a book cabinet. We give priority to researchers and thesis writing students at Uppsala University.

Read more and apply for a book cabinet

How to find Carolina Rediviva

Street address: Carolina Rediviva, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 1
Postal address: Box 510, 751 20 UPPSALA


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