Lunds Universitet

  • Lund University

Geographical and Cultural Context

Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research libraries. Lund University Libraries - LUB is a network consisting of 30 faculty, departmental and centre libraries in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

Archival and Other Holdings

The University Library is a special library within the library network. It was founded in 1666, at the same time as the university, and holds large collections extending over 2000 years, covering practically all languages and subject fields. UB’s function is to keep, inform about and in different ways make the various special collections, the Swedish publications in printed form and the foreign research material, available. As early as in 1698, UB was made a legal deposit library. Today, UB has a statutory duty to keep the Swedish publications in printed form eternally. UB also functions as a national and international inter-lending centre.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Within the library network, there is a great amount of electronic resources: more than 15000 e-journals, 500 databases and many e-books, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. The electronic resources are administered by Lund University Libraries, Head Office.