The library will be CLOSED on Wednesday during December 2014
Construction work in the Library
Beginning October 1, part of AlbaNova Library will be converted into research offices. In preparation we will throughout September sort out and move books, periodicals and reference works.
Most of the titles in the closed stacks, i.e. the older collection of monographs, will not be available for a while.
This may mean a certain mess in the collections and even noise, especially during construction.
The rebuilding is expected to be completed in spring 2015, and meanwhile the library is open as usual.
Normal Opening Hours
Monday - Tuesday 12-16
Wednesday CLOSED (December 2014 only)
Thursday - Friday 12-16
The Library as a place of study
The AlbaNova Library offers 60 study areas, both individual and group areas. Nine study areas have computers with Internet access.
The MathLab and Mathematica programs are available on all the computers, as are Office and the SciFinder database.
There are two copiers which also function as printers and scanners.
To borrow books from the AlbaNova Library you need a valid library card from the University Library. More information about borrowing can be found under the heading Borrow on the Library website.
Books and journals not kept at the AlbaNova Library can be borrowed from other libraries if you are a student, researcher, lecturer or staff member at the AlbaNova University Centre. As a student at AlbaNova, you are not eligible for interlibrary loans of material that is available at a library in the greater Stockholm area.
Interlibrary loans are requested using a form, link below.
Interlibrary loans: books
Interlibrary loans: articles
Read more about Interlibrary loans at the University Library.
We welcome purchase suggestions (requires log-in) and we acquire virtually any media resources you request, provided that they fall within the Stockholm University's teaching and research profile.
Interlibrary loan orders of material, issued within the last three years and within the university's profile, are automatically treated as purchase proposals.
We primarily choose electronic version rather than printed version. Learn more about the library's purchase of media resources in our media policy. Before you send your purchase suggestions, search the catalogue to see whether the material is already available in our collections.
The AlbaNova library's books and journals are primarily in the subject areas of physics and astronomy. Material can be searched in the blue search box on the homepage of the website or in the LIBRIS national library database.
If you are searching in LIBRIS, you can narrow your search to the AlbaNova library. Enter Hf in the library code field.
The loan period is normally four weeks.
Printed journals may not be borrowed, but may be copied in the library. You can find AlbaNova's printed journals in LIBRIS.
Alba Nova's library has its own textbook collection, containing course literature in physics and astronomy. The loan period for course literature is one week and the books may be borrowed by Stockholm University and KTH students.
Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015