Film, television and radio can be accessed by searching in the Swedish Media Database (SMDB). Just ask us for help!

Swedish Media Database

The SMDB contains most of all broadcasted, published or otherwise publicly shown audiovisual materials in Sweden since 1979, in addition to a great deal of older materials. To place an order for accessing the material, a user account is required. Apply for one at SMDB.

Go to SMDB:s start page.


Searches may also be conduncted in Sondera, the shared search engine for Libris, SMDB and the Swedish archival databas NAD. Search results will contain a broader spectrum of relevant materials, including items such as printed media and manuscripts.

Go to Sondera.

Access to other media collections

At a researcher's request we can acquire material from other Swedish media archives such as Sveriges Television, Radio Sweden och the Swedish Film Institute.

We are also able to provide access to Danish and Norwegian sound and image collections thanks to our collaboration with the Danish agency Statens mediesamling at the State and University Library at Århus, and the National Library of Norway's location at Mo i Rana.

Books från our collections

National Library