National Library Access

Street Address

Humlegården, Stockholm (near Stureplan).

Public Transportation

Subway (T) Station: Östermalmstorg. Bus Lines 2, 55, 1.


Main: 010-709 30 00
Front Desk: 010-709 30 10
Information and loans: 010-709 30 30


Approximately 60 meters of gently rolling gravel road from Humlegårdsgatan. Maximum grade of 1:15 for one section that is 15 meters long.


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hours are shorter in connection with public holidays and during the summer.

Accessible Parking

Yes, two spaces within 10 meters of the entrance.


There is a handrail, but it ends before it reaches the building.

Marked Steps


Accessible Entrance


Power Door Openers



Yes, next to the Accessible Entrance. Elevator/Chairlift to the Entrance Hall Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.5 meters.
Elevator in the Annex: 1.9 x 1.08 meters

Elevator Button Panels

0.98 - 1.2 meters above the floor.

Entrance Doors

Heavy to open.

Induction Loop Systems

Yes, at the Main Desk, Circulation Desk, Information Desk, and the Auditorium.

Adjustable Height Desks



Yes, 1.2 meters above the floor.

Talking Books


Reading Aids

Yes, reading lamps, magnifying glasses.


The mezzanines in the Main Reading Room and Research Reading Room are not wheelchair-accessible and are difficult to access for people with disabilities. Staff are available to assist you upon request. If possible, contact the library in advance so that we can provide optimal service.


There are no wall-to-wall carpets.

Accessible Restrooms

A new restroom is under construction on Level 5 (Entrance Level). There is one restroom (2.04 x 3.04 meters) on the Lower Level accessible by elevator, and accessible restrooms in the Annex.


Yes, on Level 4. Accessible by elevator. Double doors with the usual width of a single door, 0.78 meter. Counter height 0.88 meters.


Last updated: 2011-04-01
Contact person: Stefan Clevström, e-mail:
Main Reading Room at the National Library

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