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

Group study rooms and study environment

Come and study in the library. There are individual study areas and group study rooms. Desktop computers are available for use and laptop computers are available for a day loan. You can also access to our wireless network if you have your own device with you, like a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Newspaper on a tableReading areas

You can sit and read almost everywhere in the library building. Group study areas are on floor 5, meaning you could expect a certain level of noise. Quieter reading areas you will find on floor 6, as well as the Silent reading room on floor 5.5.

Group study rooms

In the library there are ten group study rooms that you can book. Note that all group rooms is open. Do not leave valuables unattended. If the room is not in use after 30 minutes, it may be taken over by another group.

Relaxation room

The library has a Relaxation room. Ask a member of staff at the Information Desk in the library if you would like to use it.

The Resource room

In the library you can find the university's Resource room. The room is for students with learning disabilities, for example, vision or reading- and writing impairment, and is equipped with a video magnifier, scanner and two computers with learning support programmes. To use the Resource room you contact,

The Media room UB 635

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 of you who need to view microfilm which you have brought or view something in the library's own collection. We have, among others, microfilm of Dagens Nyheter from 1945 onwards. Library staff will open the door. The microfilm room can not be booked. Instructions for using the microfilm readers can be found in the room.

The wireless network

You can access the university's wireless network from your own computer as a student at Södertörn University. Choose the SHGuest network. Open a web browser, log in using the same username and password you log in to the university computers. Temporary access can be issued at the Media Centre (MedieCenter) if you can show proof of identification.

As a student at the university, you may also connect to the wireless network using Eduroam. There is information on how to connect to Eduroam on the student intranet. If you have access to Edouroam via another university or college you can also use it at Södertörn University – check with your own university for which log in details you will need.

Access to computers

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 are not booked for teaching or other instructional activities. As a student at the university, you can also borrow laptop computers on day loan from the library Information desk. It is not possible to book the library’s computers in advance.

All computers are equipped with the Microsoft Office program. On floor 5 in the library there is also
a computer room, UB518, where some of the computers are equipped with extra software like TorTalk and EasyReader.