Periodicals in Our Collections

The National Library’s collections of periodicals are rich and varied. As a national library, we receive legal deposits of all periodicals published in Sweden, from glossy lifestyle magazines to the most alternative of alternative “fanzines.”

Literary magazines, local historical society magazines, comic books, gossip magazines, and trade union publications are only a few examples of items in the library’s collection of Swedish periodicals.

As a National Library, we also subscribe to foreign periodicals with a Swedish connection and to journals related to book publishing and libraries.

In our capacity as a humanities research library, we also subscribe to more than 2 500 printed and electronic scholarly journals in the humanities.

A large portion of contemporary Swedish periodicals are included in the ephemera collection. These are mainly periodicals with limited distribution, such as parish newsletters, school newspapers, company newspapers, and local free papers.

Last updated: 2008-05-07
Contact person: Marika Holmblad, e-mail:

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