Welcome new student

Welcome to Uppsala University and Uppsala University Library. Here we have gathered some information that can be useful for you as a new student.

Uppsala University Library consists of 10 libraries in Uppsala and 1 in Visby. All libraries have different subject focus, but are open to everyone, no matter what you study. This means that you can sit and study wherever you want, borrow whatever books you want and return the books everywhere. All libraries are not staffed but staff can be reached via our service Ask the library (contact details at the bottom of the page). 

Changes at the Library related to COVID-19/Corona.

Borrow books from the library

To borrow print books you must first register as a patron.

computers and wifi

At all subject libraries, there are computers you can use; log in with your user ID and password A. If you have your own computer, you can use one of the wireless networks UpUnet-S or Eduroam.  

copy, scan and print

At the library you can use eduPrint to print, copy and scan documents. Students and researchers connected to eduroam can also use their own laptop, tablet or smartphone to print. To pay for your printouts and copies you need to top up your printing account with printing coupons or credit card (soon to be launched) in the eduPrint portal. You can also buy printing coupons at Carolina Rediviva or at most university receptions.


The Library’s e-resources can be found using the search tool. They are available by agreement to students, researchers, employees and others active at Uppsala University. To access our resources off-campus, log in in with your user-ID and password A. Note that logging in to the Student Portal is not sufficient. Read more about access to e-resources.

The University Library has many electronic books within various subject areas, as well as encyclopaedias, course books and reference books. Most e-books are in English. Many e-books can be downloaded to a computer or a tablet. If you want to download books, you will need an Adobe account.

reading rooms, group study rooms and study places

There are around 2000 study places at the Library, distributed across all eleven subject libraries. The study places are divided up into quiet reading rooms, “conversation permitted” and seminar rooms. If your usual place is full up, please try one of the other subject libraries.

Silent reading rooms can be found at Almedalsbiblioteket (Campus Gotland), the Blåsenhus Library, the Carolina Library, the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Library for Economic Sciences, Earth Sciences Library, the Karin Boye Library, the Medical Library and the Ångström Library.

Groups study rooms are available at Almedalsbiblioteket (Campus Gotland), the Carolina Library, the Library for Economic Sciences, the Earth Sciences Library and the Medical Library. Some of the rooms can be booked in advance. Book a group study room.

course books

The University Library should have at least one copy of every course book at undergraduate level. Specific course booklists may be viewed in the Student Portal. Course books are found at the respective subject libraries. You can read some copies in the library only, while others may be borrowed and taken home for seven days. To see where your course books are and whether they are available on loan, you can search for them in the Library’s search tool. There, you can also join the queue for books currently out on loan.

Check out the short instructional video on how to find books at the Library.

For readers with disabilities

Students with reading disabilities or problems with mobility or sight have the right to borrow customised course books such as talking books, e-textbooks, books in Braille or with large text.

Last modified: 2021-02-02