Information due to the coronavirus
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We support researchers and students who need archive materials for their research. Our reference desk can assist with accessing our collections as well as obtaining materials from other archival institutions. The library also work with digitisation of literature, manuscripts and personal archives. You can visit us at floor 3 in the University Library.
Archive and historical databases are accessible locally at the library. Some of the databases are also available, and can be viewed over Internet.
Umeå University Library has a collection of historical maps: older printed map sheets, cadastral maps on microfiche and digital maps.
The collection of manuscripts of the library represents manuscripts from researchers, authors, ministers and other leading personalities with connections to Northern Sweden.
Microfiche are archive materials which have been scaled down and saved as photographic film. A selection of records from other archives are available on microfiche. These are mainly documents from parish-, tax- and court records. This includes approximately 240 000 microfiche (only in Swedish).
The project archives contains documents från completed projects at Umeå University. The library want's to preserve the documents for the future and make them available for research (only in Swedish).
The library publishes the series, Post Scriptum which present current research that has relevance to our holdings. During the years 1987-2018 the library published other series (Scriptum and Urkunden). All our publications are published in Swedish.
The transcript archive contains transcriptions from other archives in Sweden (only in Swedish).