Library Card

In order to request or borrow material from the National Library´s collections you need to have a Library Card. Most of the holdings are stored in closed stacks and must be requested in advance. Swedish literature may only be read in the reading rooms.

To get a Library Card you must be aged 18 or over and have a valid photo ID or passport. You can pre-register online in the National Library's catalog, Regina. You can request materials online immediately after you register.

Residents of Sweden

When you visit the library, you will be required to fill out a User Agreement at the Information and Circulation Desk. If you are a resident of Sweden you must provide a home address in Sweden and show a valid photo ID, including the personal identification number.

Non-residents of Sweden

You will be required to fill out a User Agreement at the Information and Circulation Desk. As a non-resident of Sweden you must provide an address in Sweden as well as an address in your country of domicile. A valid passport or photo ID must be shown. Users not registered in Sweden are not permitted to loan materials off the premises. If you are staying in Sweden for more than three months, home loans may be approved against security (see form to the right).

If you lose your card

You are responsible for all loans on the Library Card until they are checked in again. If you lose or misplace your Library Card this should be reported to the library without delay. A fee will be charged for a replacement card.

The Audiovisual Collections

To access the National Library’s Audiovisual Collections in Humlegården you need a library card. You also need to create an account in the Swedish Media Database (SMDB).


Last updated: 2016-05-27
Contact person: Philippa Andreasson, e-mail:

Reference- and loan services

E-mail: info[atsign]
Phone: +46 (0) 10 709 30 30
(Monday-Friday: 9 am - 4 pm)


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Apply for a Library Card/My account

Create an account in SMDB

Main Reading Room at the National Library

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