University Library (UB)

The University Library (UB) is the largest academic research library in Northern Sweden. It has over 1.3 million volumes and is visited by 3,000 people each day when terms are in session. It exists primarily for the reseachers, instructors at Umeå University, but is also accessible to the general public. The University Library consists of the:


Contact Information

Umeå University Library (UB)
SE-901 74 Umeå, Sweden 

Visiting Address
Social Sciences Building, Biblioteksgränd 12

Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 56 93

Fax:  +46 (0)90-786 66 77

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The University Library

  • 1.3 million books/volumes
  • 30,000 shelf metres
  • More than 900,000 visitors/yr.
  • Approx. 900,000 web visitors/yr.
  • 22,000 periodicals (incl. approx. 8,000 open access e-journals)
  • 1,000,000 downloaded complete-text journal articles
  • 222,000 loans
  • 242 public computers
  • 1,700 library seats
  • Computer labs
  • Resource labs