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In English

Welcome to the National Library of Sweden. We collect, preserve and make available almost everything that is published in Sweden.

About the Library

One library – many assignments

The National Library of Sweden is both a library and a government agency. Our assignment ultimately concerns democracy, equality and free speech.

About us
At the Library

Planning a visit?

Everyone is welcome to visit the National Library of Sweden. Find all the facts needed for your visit such as opening hours, how to get here and how to find your way at the library.

Visit us


A guide with useful tips when preparing your visit to the National Library.

Most of our collection items are held in closed stores and need to be ordered in advance of your visit. To order and access material from our collections, you need to be 18 years or older and a registered user at the National Library. You can apply for a library card hereexternal link.

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Free lockers
Bok med kaffefläckar
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Stora läsesalen
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