The Hagströmer Library, Visiting and Opening Hours

The Hagströmer Library has more than 150,000 books and journals in medicine, anatomy, pharmacy, natural history, biology, chemistry and other areas of knowledge related to medicine. The oldest books are from the 1480s, but the collection's emphasis is on the period 1600-1990.

Part of bookshelf with books from the Hagstromer Library.
The collection of rare books at the Hagströmer Library is unique in Sweden. Photo: Carrie Greenwood

Reading room opening hours: Limited opening hours in the reading room Spring 2023

During spring term 2023 we will be open on Wednesdays only 0900 - 12.00. This is because we are changing our catalogue system, and have a high workload.

The reading room is open Wednesdays from January 18th to June 14th 09.00-12.00, except on March 1, when we are closed.

The Reading room is closed to visitors on Wednesday March 1st.

For questions about research visits and requests for digitization of research material, contact us at

Tours of the Hagströmer Library 

We also offer guided tours onsite or via video link (zoom or teams). The price for both is the same. More details of this on request.

Current prices:
Guided tour (up to 2 hours)     3300 sek

Groups from Karolinska Institutet pay a reduced charge.

Book a tour via email: 
Tel: 08-524 868 28

Find us here:
Hagströmer Library
Haga Tingshus
Annerovägen 12
169 70 Solna

NOTE! The library is closed to visitors for the summer from 27 June and will reopen on 16 August.

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