About the Library

Opening hours

The library is still closed for visits due to the national coronary restrictions, but it is possible to request material in Vitalis or by mail.

The requested books can be picked up outside the library on Tuesdays and Fridays 1 pm -3 pm (kl. 13-15). Call us (08-5191 8380) when you are outside our entrance and we will fetch your books.

You have to place your request before 9 a.m. Tuesday and Friday to be able to get your books the same day. For the Numismatic library and external stacks it will take a few extra days to get the books. Please contact the library for further information.

Contact: bibl@raa.se or call 08-51 91 83 80 (telephone hours, 12.00 – 15.00).


The main topics covered by the library are archaeology, the history of medieval art and buildings, heritage conservation, museology  and numismatics. You can search our collections in the following catalogues: Vitalis, Katalog-1974 (currently out of order),  and Rosenhaneplanscher.  If you have a library card, you also have access to a large number of electronic resources.

Library guide

Visit us

Anyone can visit us at Storgatan 43, Östra stallet, Stockholm. The nearest Metro stations are Östermalmstorg and Karlaplan. We have reading desks, group rooms, free wifi and copying and scanning facilities.There is a cloakroom by the entrance with lockers and a coffee machine. 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.

Vitterhetsakademiens Library

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.

Special collections

The library also contains several older specialist collections. Major collections among these are the Schering Rosenhane library and the Hildebrand collection.


Contact Us

Vitterhetsakademiens library

E-mail: bibl@raa.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 5191 83 80
Tuesday-Friday 9 am–4 pm

Postal Address:
Vitterhetsakademiens bibliotek
Box 24199, SE-104 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Delivery Address:
Storgatan 41, 114 55 Stockholm

Visiting Adress:
Storgatan 43
114 55 Stockholm