Library adaptions due to Covid-19

At Stockholm University we are continually developing an environment that safely lets you access the resources and services you need in these special times.

We have adapted the way we work and the physical space so you can feel secure visiting the library.

For everyone’s safety and your own:

  • You are welcome to visit us if you are not showing any Covid-19 or cold symptoms.
  • Follow the Public Health Agency’s guidelines about keeping distanced, washing your hands, and staying home if you are unwell.

You are always welcome to contact us through chat, email and telephone. Many of our services are available digitally – please use them to decrease the risk of transmission.


Opening hours and flow of visitors

Current opening hours

The number of visitors in the Frescati Library varies. Please visit us when we have fewer visitors, if possible.

Often there are fewer visitors early mornings and the last hour between 18 and 19. Mondays and Tuesdays are often more busy than later in the week.
The two first weeks of the semester many students visit the library. During these weeks it is a good idea to avoid the busiest hours around lunch.


Borrowing and returning books

Please search book placements from your own computer or phone before your visit, if possible. 

You can return books 24/7 in a box outside the library.


Study places

You can study in the library, and all our study spaces are now available again.


When you need help from the library

You are welcome to ask your questions at the information desk in the library.

As always, you can also get help online on weekdays.

See our opening hours and when the information desk is staffed

Contact us through digital channels


Digital search guidance

Students and researchers at the university can receive guidance via Zoom for digital searches during semesters. You can also contact for information.

Information, hours and link to the Zoom room


Talking book services

Those who need access to talking books can receive help with talking book registration via telephone or Zoom.

Read more about talking book services


Electronic resources

The digital library is open 24/7 and you can access most of the library’s collections from home. You find the resources as normal by searching the catalogue and database lists.

Additionally, many international academic publishers have opened up parts of their catalogue because of the current circumstances, so it’s good to even search outside of our catalogue.


Registry office

The registry office is open for visitors weekdays from 9 am - 11 am. It is located to the left of the library’s Info Desk. At other times they can be reached at


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