About the Library

Changed service due to the corona virus

From April 14th until further notice we will support you via e-mail and telephone, but you can also receive pre-booked visits for those in need of our physical collections.
Welcome to contact the library by e-mail biblioteket@raa.se or by phone 08-51 91 83 80. Our telephone hours are Monday to Friday at. 12-15.


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 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.

Opening Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12.00-15.00, Wednesday 15.00-18.00. The library is closed 9-10 April

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 Numismatic Library

The Numismatic Library is a branch of the library of the Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and is located at the Royal Coin Cabinet. The collection covers literature about coins and medals from the entire world, with the emphasis on Europe. Virtually everything written about Swedish numismatics can be found in the library. The library also holds literature on Swedish banks and Swedish economic history.

The oldest books are from the sixteenth century and rarities also include a special collection, Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s numismatic book collection.

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