Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research library networks, with 26 libraries across the campus and around 200 librarians.
Apart from the 26 libraries, the electronic library collection includes over 376 000 e-books, more than 30 000 e-journals and 200 databases – a goldmine for students and researchers!
The Lund University libraries
The University Library (UB) is perhaps the most special of the libraries at Lund University. Founded in 1666, at the same time as the university, it is housed in a magnificent ivy-covered building and holds large collections extending over 2 000 years, covering practically all languages and subject fields.
At the libraries you will find course literature and reference material, places to study and often computer and group rooms where you can work. Many libraries provide training sessions to help improve your resource and information searching skills, in support of your studies here.
- Visit the Lund University Libraries website
- Watch a video about Lund University's libraries on YouTube
Open access to scientific documents
Lund University is also the first Swedish institute of higher education with an Open Access policy, giving free online access to scientific documents.
- Search for databases, e-journals and e-books – LUBsearch
- Search for publications from Lund University – LUP database
In addition, there are a number of public libraries, free of charge, in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. These libraries have a good selection of books, periodicals and newspapers, in many languages. The websites are mainly in Swedish, but some pages may be displayed in other languages by clicking in the upper right corner.