Welcome to the library!

Did you know that the library is always open? It is if you visit the library online via a computer, mobile phone or tablet PC. At any time of day or night, you can access reading recommendations or tips on what’s happening at the various City of Stockholm libraries. You don’t need a library card to get tips online or to take part in the libraries’ various events.

Borrow books, films and music or read newspapers online

If you wish to borrow something, however, you do need a library card – which is free of charge. Once you have a library card you can borrow e-books and newspaper articles directly via computer, some mobile phones and some tablet PCs. You can also borrow books, films and discs in all City of Stockholm libraries.

Once you have a library card you can also search several different factual databases offered by the library, either remotely via your own computer or on the library’s computers. The databases include, for instance, articles from various newspapers and journals, information about grants and resources for genealogy.

Computers and wireless connection at the library

Also, did you know that nearly all libraries have computers you can use if you have a library card? Most libraries have a computer available to use for a short period, but if you need to use a computer for a longer period you can book a time. If you bring your own computer, you can use the library’s wireless network to connect to the Internet free of charge.

If you are studying

The library has study spaces and group rooms you can book if you wish to study alone or with others. Certain libraries offer help with homework at fixed times.

Ask a librarian!

Library staff can help you find books and other media you are looking for. If you have a more difficult task you need help with, you can book an appointment with a librarian for a longer time. There is extra support for blind and partially sighted people, and people with reading difficulties.

For small children and their parents

The library offers many activities for small children, usually in separate children’s book sections with space for children and adults. Most libraries offer sing-songs, theatre, films and activity sessions all year round – with extra activities during the school holidays.


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