Karin Boye Library (English Park Campus)

Today's hours

  1. Open for everyone
  2. Staffed Information desk
Utsidan av Engelska parken

There are no lifts inside the library, but you can use the lifts outside the library. The staff can show you where the lifts are and unlock the doors on the right floor.

Borrow and return

For loans, use the machine located by the entrance to the library. For returns, use the machine located to the right after entering the library. When the library is closed, you can use the return box outside. The box is emptied in the morning on the days that the library is open. You can also return books borrowed at our other libraries.

Your loans are renewed automatically where possible.

Books for pickup

Books that you have requested or queued for can be found on a shelf marked on the right side of the circulation desk (entrance level).

Interlibrary loans and articles

Interlibrary loan books and copies of articles can be picked up at the circulation desk during library opening hours.

Read more about loans

  • No food is allowed in the library.
  • Water and coffee are allowed if you have a top on your cup or bottle.
  • There is a café, lunch restaurant, and a pantry with microwave ovens in other parts of the building.

  • Total number of seats: 200
  • Seats with computers: 15
  • Seats in the quiet study hall, floor 1: 16
  • Seats in the quiet study hall, floor 2: 12
  • Seats in Spektrum: 10
  • Group rooms: 0

The library is divided into study zones: Map of the study zones (pdf)

En person sitter vid ett litet bord och studerar vid ett fönster. På sidorna syns bokhyllor.
Några personer sitter och studerar vid ett stort bord. På borden står gröna läslampor och i bakgrunden syns några bokhyllor.
Böcker, anteckningsblock och en penna på ett skrivbord.
En person sitter vid ett litet bord och tittar på en laptop.
Några personer sitter runt ett bord och arbetar.
Två personer sitter vid ett bord och studerar. Bordet står bredvid ett fönster med en stor kaktus. I bakgrunden syns en bokhylla.
Person med hörlurar sitter och läser på en laptop.
En person sitter och läser i en bekväm stol. Bredvid syns bokhyllor, ett lågt bord och två till stolar.

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 tidningar

One of the computers has full access to the National Library's database Svenska tidningar. 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 Carolina 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.


Spektrum is a flexible teaching room with six desktop computers with various kinds of software for data processing and analysis.

Read more about Spektrum


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

How to find Karin Boye Library

Street address: Engelska parken Hum. centrum, Thunbergsv. 3H
Postal address:
Uppsala universitetsbibliotek, KBB
Box 637
751 26 UPPSALA


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