The University Library (KIB)

The University Library at Karolinska Institutet (KIB) is a university-wide function that serves under KI’s president, as can be seen in KI’s organisational plan.


We are working for a future where constant and open access to information promotes the development of sustainable, equal and ground-breaking knowledge.

Mission of the library

Based on the overarching objectives and core values of KI, mission of the University Library is to provide KI with the best possible foundation for conducting world-class research and education. In order to achieve these goals, the University Library:

  • is responsible for providing scientific information and promoting open publication

  • contributes to the openness and permanent availability of research conducted at the university

  • supports scholarly communication,

  • strengthens information literacy skills, such as the ability to search for, evaluate and use information

  • enables meetings across subject areas and organisational boundaries.

Library Director

Annikki Roos

Chief librarian
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University Library
University Library

The Library Advisory board

The library has an Advisory Board with members appointed by the president of KI. The board's task is to guide the direction of the library and to participate in the preparation of the library's internal budget allocation and budget requests.

The Library Advisory board consists of the following members:

  • Anders Gustafsson, Chair
  • Annikki Roos, library director
  • Johanna Lanner, Teacher Representative Committee for Undergraduate and Advanced Education
  • Lennart Brodin, Teacher's Representative Committee for Postgraduate Education
  • Anna Krook, Teacher Representative Committee for Research
  • Ulla Nygren, director of the Turku University Library, external member
  • Olivia Andersson, student representative Odontological Society (student union)
  • Evelyn Olander, student representative of the Medical Association (student union)
  • Maria Watter, Head of the Pedagogical Unit for Teaching and Learning (UoL) (co-opted)

The Advisory Board meets four times a year.

Our activities

Departments and units

The library has about 90 employees, divided into three departments and seven units, lead by heads of departments and units, respective.

Department: User support and Teaching

The department enables core activities at KI by:

  • offering and developing services and learning environments with a clear user focus

  • assisting students, doctoral students and researchers with adaptive, student-centered teaching and consultation

  • developing the library’s internal and external communication.

This department includes the units

  • Information Literacy
  • Communication
  • Library Room.

Head of Department

Petra Björk

Head of office
University Library

Department: Infrastructure for Research Information

The department of Infrastructure for Research Information promotes KI's core activities by:

  • assisting in the scientific publishing process

  • making scientific information available

  • developing and offering accessible and adaptive services and systems

  • collecting and analysing KI's intellectual output

The department includes the units

  • Information Resources and Publication Support
  • Metadata for Scientific Output
  • System Development and Methodology.

Head of Department

Sofie Albinsson Cantwell

Head of office
University Library

Department: Operational Support

The department provides the library, its management team, and KI more broadly with professional organisational support in the following areas:

  • finance, HR issues and day-to-day administration

  • registry and archives

  • technology support and Student IT

  • image production

  • premises and office services.

The department includes the units of Technical Support and Image Production, HR- and economy functions and property management.

Head of Department

Marie Ols

Head of administration
University Library