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Carolina Rediviva University Library

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Be back when it is renovated

Right now (october 2017), it is quite messy and you enter through the side entrance - not worth a... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
The oldest and largest university library of Sweden

Carolina Rediviva is a beautiful building that serves as the main university library in Uppsala. It... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
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Drottninggatan | Box 510, Uppsala 751 20, Sweden
+46 18 471 39 00
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Went to see the Silver Bible only to discover they are renovating the reading room which the copy is on display. Disappointing but did get to see a copy of it right at the entrance. Look for it in 2019.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ava Marie S
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Sorry folks, but with the renovation, the Codex Argenteus (sliver bible), the map Carta marina (the first map of the Nordic countries to give details and place names), a first edition copy of Isaac Newtons Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, the Copernicana (part of the library...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jay P
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I visited before the much needed renovation. The place is huge and very Swedish. Definitely worth a visit. Has a Nice little cafe open to both students and visitors, but limited opening times.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 875cristinai
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Right now (october 2017), it is quite messy and you enter through the side entrance - not worth a visit yet but go there when the renovations are over.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Carolina Rediviva is a beautiful building that serves as the main university library in Uppsala. It is a very good study place for the students but also a nice tourist attraction. There is a small but very interesting museum inside, home of Codex Argenteus (the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Maria_Ilemo
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Whilst a beautiful building there was very little here to see. A pity. There were good views from the windows in the stacks.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank U1742NEemmah
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Never seen such a beautiful place to study or just to stay reading your book. So many different places to stay. Full of light. Huge building near the center of the city that deserves to be visited.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank CarolinaR2824
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

It's has several ancient books and some old comic books. There's some interesting things like and old carta marina but the main thing to see is the silver bible which is fantastic. I'd recommend walking a bit through the library too because the architecture is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank mram101
Reviewed November 15, 2016

It is just more than a library, it was very nice experiences studying there.it usually full . but their places in the other floors.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Hiwa K
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Great library combining modern bookshelves with historic displays on ground floor . Don't miss the section displaying Sweden's most famous silver bible

Date of experience: November 2016
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