Three students sitting together at a table in the library and studying with computer and books.

Group study rooms and study environment

Welcome to study in the library! There are individual study areas and group study rooms. We have desktop computers in the library and laptop computers to borrow during the day. You can also connect to our wireless network if you have your own device with you.

Newspaper on a tableComfort rules

The library is a popular study place and respecting each other as well as the premises is important. Fruits, candy and beverages are allowed in the library provided that you throw away all your garbage. All other eating of food is referred to restaurants, cafés and eating areas in the Moas Båge building or at the Swedish Red Cross University College.


Information about accessibility in the library premises can be found on page Access and premises.

Reading areas

There are specific areas for reading in the silent reading room as well as spread out in the library. On floor 5 you will find group study areas, meaning you could expect a certain level of noise. One half of floor 6 is a talking zone, whereas the other half is quiet. The silent reading room on floor 5.5 is to be completely silent. On both floors close to the group rooms, you will find a couple of tables where you may stand up working. These tables on floor 5 are adjustable.

Group study rooms

In the library there are ten group study rooms that you can book with your SH-account, provided that you are a student at SH or RKH. Note that all group rooms are unlocked. Do not leave valuables unattended. In case the room has not been brought into in use after 30 minutes, it may be taken over by another group.

Relaxation room

The library has a Relaxation room on floor 5. Ask a member of staff at the Information desk and we will let you in.

The Resource room UB523

In the library you can find the Resource room, aimed at students with a disability, such as for example, visional impairment or reading- and writing impairment. Read more on page Accessible Media service.

The Media room UB635

The Media room has space for twelve people and can be booked by students and staff at Södertörn University and students at The Swedish Red Cross University College wanting to use audio-visual equipment to view, for instance, SLBA-materials (Sweden's picture and sound archive). The media room can also be booked by members of the public wanting to view SLBA-materials. If the media room is to be used for teaching it must be booked by a school secretary. Bookings must be made at least two days in advance. Booking confirmation is sent via e-mail and should be shown at the Information desk in the library when collecting the room keycard. Confirmation of bookings made by students are also sent to their teachers.

The Microfilm room UB628

The Microfilm room is on floor 6 in the library. The room is for those in need of viewing microfilm, brought or from the library's own collection. We have, among others, microfilm of Dagens Nyheter from 1945 onwards. To access, ask the staff at the Information desk to open the door for you. The microfilm room can not be booked. Instructions for using the microfilm readers can be found in the room.

The wireless network

At the library there are two wireless networks: Eduroam and SHGuest.

Students and staff at SH can use both, although Eduroam is recommended. More information can be found on the Södertörn University page Wireless networks.

Students and staff at RKH can use Eduroam with their credentials from RKH. More information can be found on the RKH website (Swedish only).

Guest visitors can get temporary access to the wireless network from the SH MedieCenter, upon presenting valid identification.

Using a desktop computer

Computer workspaces are spread around the library, mainly on floor 6. There are also computers in The Info Workshop UB517 that you can use when the room is not used for teaching or other instructional activities, and in computer room UB518, where many computers are equipped with support programs such as EasyReader and TorTalk. All computers in the library are equipped with Microsoft Office programs. Computers are not to be prebooked. Your SH-account is your login information.

Visitors may get a temporary pass to use the computers throughout the day, to be collected at the Information desk upon presenting valid idetification.

Borrowing a laptop computer

As a student at SH or RKH you may also borrow a laptop throughout the day. Laptops are checked out through the Information desk and may not be prebooked or requested beforehand. Please note that laptops must be returned before closing time. If you are a student at SH or RKH with a reading impairment you may also borrow laptops equipped with special support programs during two weeks. Read more on page Accessible Media service.