The Library building

The Library was designed by the architectural firm Tirsén & Aili Arkitekter from Luleå. Construction client was Akademiska Hus Uppsala, and the Library was completed in 2005.

The Library's exterior

The Library has the form of an amphitheatre. Its roof is covered with Sedum plants from the Crassulaceae family. The area of the Library itself is 3 861 square metres and the total area of the building is 5 155 m2.

The Library is located in the middle of the University campus and is named building 23.

The Library's interior

The building offers a range of inspiring and varied indoor environments for different activities from the open, spatial media hall to the low and quiet reading room.

The collections are available on three floors,

  • On the lower ground floor (floor one), you will find the storage facility with older materials, public print material and older journals.
  • On the ground floor (floor two), you will find all reading list material, books, journals and the Library counter.
  • On the first floor (floor 3), there are books, group study rooms, computer work spaces and individual study booths.
  • On the fourth level, there are group study rooms and individual study booths.
Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2020-01-29
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