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

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As the National Library of Sweden, we collect, preserve, and provide access to everything published in Sweden.

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Historical timeline

From the King's personal library to the National Library of Sweden, via censorship and the burning of a royal castle. Follow the development of the National Library through history.

Dialogus Creaturarum is the first printed book in Sweden. The National Library holds two copies. The book is written in Latin and contains fables and cautionary moral tales.

Sida ur den första boken som trycktes i Sverige, Dialogus creaturarum 1483 
Sveriges första tryckta bok
Gustav med söner
Johannes Bureus
Djävulen ur Codex Gigas
Förordningen
Slottsbranden 1697
KB i Stockholms slott
KB i Humlegården svartvit
Klemming
August Strindberg
KB utan flyglar
Valfrid Palmgren
KB Flygel
Roggeborgen
Xerox 1972
CD-skivor
Birgit Antonsson
Magasinen
CD-rom spel
Ljudband
78-varvare
Filmarkivet
Äldre dagstidningar
Paragraf