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There are various Swedish science archives and special collections.

Four old books. Photo.

Alvin

Alvin is a Swedish platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage. It includes:

  • Literary archives and other private collections
  • Print adverts and billboards
  • Medical history
  • Portraits
  • Photos from polar expeditions
  • Botanical posters
  • Correspondence
  • Sketchbooks
  • A collection of historically interesting maps and scientific illustrations of geological phenomena made available with the support of the Thora Ohlsson Foundation
    Find maps and images of geological phenomena in the Alvin database

Search and retrieve in the digital collection platform Alvin

Archive Centre South

Archive Centre South (Arkivcentrum Syd) houses several of the largest archives in southern Sweden. This has advantages both for the archives and for users who wish to consult various archives. Archive Centre South has a reading room where you can view documents from all participating archives, including Lund University.

Archive Centre South website (in Swedish)

Museum of Biology

The Lund University Museum of Biology’s collections are the second largest in Sweden and among the most important in Europe. With data and collections covering over 250 years, the Museum of Biology has a central role in research on the biodiversity crisis and the effects of climate change on our fauna and flora.

About the Museum of Biology – biology.lu.se

Department of Physics archive and image database

The records of the Department of Physics are held in the department archive and image database.

Physics archive

The Physics archive holds the records of the Department of Physics and, for example, historical books.

Department of Physics archive holdings in the research portal LUCRIS

Department of Physics image database

The Department of Physics image database contains department photos and historic images. For some images the photographer or copyright holder are not known. Please consult one of our librarians if you are planning to use or publish images from the image database.

Please note: To access the image database, you need to be logged into the university network. You can connect remotely using the Lund University VPN (virtual private network).

Department of Physics image database – fysik.lu.se

Lund University VPN Guide on LU support website

Lund University archives

Lund University’s archive is the repository of all the university papers and records. It includes:

  • Decisions
  • Applications
  • Research contracts
  • Questionnaires and survey data
  • Examinations and assessments
  • Employment records
  • Financial records

Lund University’s Records Management section manages the documents that are to be stored long term. Send email to universitetsarkivet@legal.lu.se for assistance.

Contact information for the Lund University Legal and Record Management team – lunduniversity.lu.se

Remote access

Students and staff of Lund University may access databases and download full texts from outside the university network. Set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer or use the links for the search tools here on the library web page to log in using your Lucat or your Lund University student account.

Guide to VPN on LU Support webpage