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Study in the library

Everyone is welcome to visit the library, but we are also part of your workplace, if you are a student at Södertörn University (SH), the Swedish Red Cross University (RKH) or the University College of Music Education in Stockholm (SMI). On this page you can read more about how to find a suitable place to study and about the IT environment offered here.

Studying at the library

The library is a popular place to study for students from all over campus. The idea behind the library's study environment is that as many as possible should be able to find a study place that suits their particular needs. Therefore, we offer everything from absolute silence in the Silent reading room to vast areas for group work on floor 5 and half of floor 6, and floor 7. Signs will let you know what area you're in. We have group rooms that you can book, and a quiet IT lab with special support programs.

All over the library you will also find lots of desktop computers, where you can just sit down and log in.

If you need help for example finding information or writing references, just come up to the information desk. Welcome to study at the library. Below you will find more information in detail on studying at the library.


All rooms that go by names starting with UB are located in the library building. The first number reveals which floor the room is located on. Here is more specific information about how to find different rooms.

Finding your way in the rooms at the library

The Resource room UB 523

The Resource room is for students with a reading impairment. You can study in peace and quiet and the room is equipped with support programs and a scanner.

Quiet Computer Room UB 518

The Quiet Computer Room allows you to work undisturbed.

Study Support Unit UB 516

Going to a tutorial with one of the teachers at the Study Support Unit? Then you should go to room UB 516.

Quiet rooms

If you feel ill or have a headache, the university has quiet rooms you can use.

The silent reading room

Sit down in an armchair or at a desk and read in peace and quiet.

Group rooms

The university has both bookable and non-bookable group rooms. All the bookable group rooms are in the library.


Aniara is located on floor 7 of the library. Please note that its opening hours differ from the general opening hours of the library.

Book a group study room (Link to external site)

The IT environment at the library

In the library we have desktop computers, that anyone may use and wifi. Click on the plus signs to see details.

These are found around the library, primarily on floor 6. All computers are equipped with the Office package from Microsoft. You do not book the computers in advance, just come by.

  • If you are an SH student, login using your SH account.
  • If you are a new student at RKH you can login in using a guest account, which you pick up at the information desk upon presenting valid ID. Otherwise, you may use your old SH account for RKH students.
  • If you are part of the general public, you can get a guest account, meaning login information valid for one day, which you pick up at the information desk. You must be at least 18 years old and present valid ID. Please note that we may run out of guest accounts, since we have a limited amount each day.

In the library, you will find two available WiFi: Eduroam and SHGuest.


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