Most of the library’s books and printed journals are in the stacks and need to be ordered. It is best to place your order before visiting the library as we only collect items from the stacks three times a day. You find our lending conditions here.

Borrower’s card

You can register in the library database Vitalis  yourself. You will then be able to start ordering material immediately. When you visit the library you can fill in a borrower’s agreement form at the desk. Bring ID with you.

Ordering books

Books are ordered using Vitalis or Katalog-1974. Ordered books need to be collected within 7 days, in person. We only send books to other libraries.

The most recent books are listed in the library’s Open collection. Books from the Open collection do not need to be ordered and readers can take them from the shelves themselves. They are shown in the library catalogue under Open collection (Öppen samling).

The loan period for most books is 30 days, with a limited loan of 14 days for certain course literature. Literature printed before 1920, reference literature and folios (large format books) cannot be taken home.

Ordering journals, yearbooks and articles

The six most recent years of journals and yearbooks are on display in the library’s journals collection and do not need to be ordered from the stacks. Order older journals, yearbooks and articles by filling in a form in the library or sending an e-mail to Journals and yearbooks cannot be taken home.

Returnering Books

When the library is closed, books can be returned to the security guard at ”Stora huset”, Storgatan 41.

Monday – Friday 07.00-17.30, Saturday – Sunday 09.00 –17.30


Scanning and copying facilities are available in the library. Read more about scanning and copying.

Ordering books from the numismatic library

Books can be ordered via Vitalis and collected at the main library on Storgatan. You can also borrow books directly from the numismatic library.

If you do not live in the Stockholm area

Ask your local library to request an inter-library loan from us. Further information for people living outside the Stockholm area is available on the remote service page.