About the library

Opening hours

Opening hours during term

Monday, Tuesday: 08.30 – 18.00.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.30 – 16.00
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

The library at Sophiahemmet University is situated in buildning R at the Sophiahemmet Hospital.

The library is open to the public but only students and staff at Sophiahemmet University and staff at Sophiahemmet Hospital are allowed to borrow books. Others can ask their libraries to place an order for an interlibrary loan.

The library offers access to both printed and electronic literature as well as access to bibliographic databases and other services, which can be used both on campus and at distance.

Computers and Internet access

Wireless network is available in the library. You can use your own device, or you can borrow a laptop for in-house use.


The library at Sophiahemmet University offers access to several databases. Some of them require that you are loged in to the network, and some of them are free.

Links to databases


Interlibrary loans/To order articles

Articles and books required for studies and research at Sophiahemmet University and which are not owned by the library can be obtained from other libraries. See Interlibrary loans page for more information.


The printed journals located outside the library are reference only. The latest edition is on display and back copies are held in stock. Ask the library staff for help. You can copy articles with your key card. Electronic versions of articles can be obtained through databases.


You can check out your loans at the self-issue computer in the library hall or you can ask the staff for help. Course books can only be checked out by librarians at the inquiry desk.

Loan period

Course books or books in high demand 7 days, other literature 28 days.

Late loans

If your course books are returned late you have to pay an overdue fine of SEK 10/day the first five days and then SEK 25/day the following days.

Lost or damaged items

If a book is lost or damaged you have to replace it by buying a new copy for the library or by paying for a new one. You pay the actual cost + an administration fee.

Referencing APA-style

APA (American Psychological Association) is the reference style used in assignments and papers at Sophiahemmet University. APA is a reference style commonly used in psychology and health sciences.


You can renew your loans unless someone else is waiting for the book. You can renew your loans on the web, by e-mailing to library@shh.se, by phoning 08-406 2885 or by personal visit.

Reservations, holds

You can reserve a book that is currently on loan by filling in an electronic form.


You can return borrowed books in the return box outside the library.

Quiet study area

The library has a quiet study area.

Wireless network

A wireless network is available in the library. Contact the IT department for information on how to connect to the wireless network.