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How do request material for reading?

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Is there digitized material in Arken?


In Arken you can currently find digitized material from the Manuscripts collection.
You can find them under Digital objects or via the individual archival descriptitons (ex. Ellen Keys collection).

All pictures that have been published in Arken are free to use in accordance with the CC0-license .

Other access points to the digitized material from the NLS Manuscripts Collection:
Manuscripta
Suecia.kb.se
Codex Gigas
World Digital Library (WDL)
Litteraturbanken
Libris, list of digitized manuscripts (NLS)
Regina, list of digitized manuscripts (NLS)
Data.kb.se

(Some information only in Swedish)

How do I request copies?

Information about photography and copying services
Information about ordering copies inlcuding a price list

If you need help finding material or have questions about its condititon or copyright status you can contact us.

Are there any copyright restrictions?


Large parts of NLS's private archives are protected by copyright. For NLS to be able to process your request for copies of material which is protected by copyright we need to know that you will retrieve permission from the copyright holder. This is regulated by an agreement. Observe that NLS can’t process the request before a signed copy of the agreement has been received.

Can I photograph the material with my own camera?


Contact the staff in the Special Reading Room for an assessment in each individual case. Whether a photograph can be taken is assessed by the state of the material and its copyright status.

I can´t find what I am looking for in Arken?


If you can't find what you are looking for you can try our other search services:
Nominalkatalogen - A digitzed card catalouge for fhe older manuscripts collection (Only in Swedish)
Libris - A national library catalogue where you can find many of NLS`s collections.

The National Library of Sweden’s collections contain so much more than just manuscripts and private archives.
Read more about our collections
Read more about our searching our collections

External search services:
If you want to find information about other swedish archives, start by searching in NAD - National Archives Database


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