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Umeå University Library

Umeå University was inaugurated in 1965, but actually already in 1951 Umeå was granted legal deposit, a copy of most of what is printed in Sweden. Today Umeå University Library is the largest academic research library in the north of Sweden with 1.3 million books. The rare book collection, books printed up till around 1850, consists of more than 50 000 books and other prints.
Digitization has for the past decade been a preferential activity and several successful projects have been launched and Umeå University Library is today one of Sweden’s main library operators in this field. Among the successful projects is the RARA-project which has led to more than 400 digitized books from our rare book and special collections. They are accessible via open access.
Most of the books can be found through the local catalogue Album, however some of the rare books and books acquired prior to 1975 are accessible only via card catalogues.

Catalogues with EOD button

LIBRIS
LIBRIS is a national online search service and joint catalogue providing information on titles held by Swedish university and research libraries and is updated on a daily basis. It contains books, periodicals, articles, maps, posters, printed music, electronic resources, etc. At present the LIBRIS database contains 6.5 million titles. For all titles from Umeå Umeå University Library printed before 1900, digitization with the eBooks on Demand service can be ordered directly via the LIBRIS catalogue.
Album
This online catalogue contains more than 1.4 million items which is comprised of, not only the modern collection, but also nearly 40 000 titles from earlier than 1900.