About the library

The university library is open to everyone. You can find places to study, group rooms, computers, printers and scanners.

Quick facts about the library

Book drop - Yes

Coffee machine - Yes

Vending machine - Yes

Kitchen or microwave owen - No

Print, scan and copy - Yes (for students and staff)

Colour printer - Yes

Computers - Yes (for students and staff)

WiFi - Eduroam and Guest

Study places - 272

Group study rooms - 8

Silent reading room - Yes

Parking - Yes. Read more about parking

Service to the general public

Even if you do not work or study at Halmstad University, you are welcome to visit the library. The library at Halmstad University is a public library accessible to everyone, but as a member of the public, you do not have access to all of our services.

As a member of the public, you can:

  • visit us when the library is manned
  • get a library card to borrow books
  • read and print from our electronic media via a computer at the desk
  • use electronic media resources by assessing the guest network

As a member of the public, you cannot:

  • book a group room
  • use our computers
  • access electronic media resources from home
  • print, copy or scan using the university's printing system

Library rules

The library is a place of work for students, staff and other visitors. Everyone must help to contribute to a pleasant and orderly working environment. Show consideration and do not disturb others. We take collective responsibility to create a good study environment for everyone.

Conduct within the library

  • Use a moderate tone of voice and try to keep your mobile phone silent.
  • Pets must remain outside the library, except guide dogs and assistance dogs.
  • Warm food is not allowed in the library.
  • Kick scooters are not allowed in the library.
  • The library does not take any responsibility for forgotten or lost belongings.
Students at a low table with computers and books

The library building

The library consists of three floors. Floor 1 keeps among other things, journals and course literature. On the 1st floor you will also find all the library computers. In the extension of glass you can find printers/scanners/copiers available for students and staff. Floor 2 contains literature within the scope of the university’s subject areas and also the Hallandica room. The library's teaching room and the group study rooms can be found on floor 3.

Facts about the library building

  • Inauguration: October 1st 1998
  • Architects: Stella Eriksson & Ellika Stare, White arkitekter, Halmstad
  • Interior designer: Ingrid Johansson, White arkitekter, Göteborg
  • Area: Approximately 1850 m² (outer measurement 25x25 m)
  • Floors: 3
  • Bookshelves: BTJ Slimline in beech veneer
  • Gabels: Clad with red plate and fitting Zero (“The Spear”)
  • Bookshelf lights: “Fo:ra” from Skellefteå snickericentral
  • Number of group study rooms: 8
  • Number of reading rooms: 1 (Hallandica room on floor 2)
  • Number of places to sit: 258

Artworks at the library

Students going down spiral stairs with artwork in the middle

Hans Hamid Rasmussen: Installation on the history of censorship. 1998. Location: Stairwell

The glass cylinder is located in one of the public spiral staircases and runs through all three floors. The letters that run in a spiral are made of beeswax. A lamp that moves very slowly illuminates the text, which at the same time casts a shadow on the wall.

One of Inger Noah Ljungberg's, "Stadsharar" (City hares) placed at a table with coffee and cake

Inger Noah Ljungberg: ”City hares”, 1998, Location: Varying

The hare was created for the art project “Archaeology of Dreams” and was originally part of an art installation called “Display”. The installation included a total of 49 hares lined up on a glass podium.