About the Library
The main topics covered by the library are archaeology, the history of medieval art and buildings, heritage conservation, museology and numismatics.
Exceptional opening hours
Friday 3 november CLOSED
Regular opening hours
Tuesday 11:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 19:00
Thursday 11:00 – 16:00
Friday 11:00 – 16:00
Anyone can visit us at Storgatan 43, Östra stallet, Stockholm. The nearest Metro stations are Östermalmstorg and Karlaplan. It is best to order material in advance before coming to the library as much of our material is stored in the archive or the library stacks.
The Library is part of the Swedish National Heritage Board and is a public, academic, specialist library. The National Heritage Board and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities were part of the same organisation until 1975.
The library is currently run by the Swedish National Heritage Board and our collections are owned by both the Swedish National Heritage Board and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.
The Tumba Papermill Museum Library
The Tumba Papermill Museum in Botkyrka contains a collection of literature on the history of paper, manufacturing paper and banknotes, the history of printing and about Tumba Papermill itself. The books it contains cannot be borrowed but can be read on site at the Tumba Papermill Museum.
The book collection at the Mediterranean Museum
The book collection on classical archaeology, ancient history, Islamic art and Egyptology can be borrowed from the Mediterranean Museum Library.
The library also contains several older specialist collections. Major collections among these are the Schering Rosenhane library and the Hildebrand collection.