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Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research library networks, with 25 libraries across the campus and around 200 librarians.

Three students studying in one of the quiet rooms at the University Library
Students studying in a reading room at the University Library (UB).

Apart from the 25 libraries, the electronic library collection includes over 374 000 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. The library holds large collections extending over
2 000 years, covering everything ever printed in Sweden. 

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 faculty libraries provide training sessions to help improve your resource and information searching skills, in support of your studies here.

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.

Public libraries

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.

Their websites are mainly in Swedish, but some pages may be available in English or there are translation options.