Chalmers Library’s latest initiative opened in december 2016. Kuggen is Sweden’s first learning commons. The colourful cogwheel is situated in a creative environment by the river, next to Lindholmen Science Park.
The Main Library, situated at campus Johanneberg, holds vast collections within engineering and natural sciences. This is where students go to find help, study, get a cup of coffee and be inspired.
Located next to the atrium in the A-building, the Architecture Library has extensive collections within the disciplines of architecture, urban planning and design.
Chalmers Online Library holds more than 471 million electronic information resources. These are available anytime and anywhere for students, researchers and employees. The public has access from our three library branches.
In the 1820’s Carl Palmstedt travels through Europe, looking for inspiration to start a school. He returns with a library and other useful equipment. In an attempt to explain the library’s background, two colleagues went to the history collection Chalmeriana to find pieces of a two century large puzzle.
The Past and the Future
1829 - Foundation of Chalmers and Chalmers Library
1926 - Chalmers Relocates
1937 - Chalmers Becomes a University
1961 - Opening of the New Main Library
1978 - Open Collection
1994 - A Library at Campus Lindholmen
2009 - A New Library Mission
2015 - The Library Today
2016 - Learning Commons
2017 - Library Learning Center
2017 The Research Project
2020 The DI Project
”We experienced an excellent service during our work with Transport within the eight Areas of Advance. The librarians visited the senior management twice. That was very valuable and appreciated amongst the researchers, who learned how to register a Google Scholar ID and more.”
Maria Grahn, Researcher at the Department of Energy and Environment
"Every day when I left the library, I remember thinking that it’s a castle of knowledge. The ideas of improvement never end. It has always been a cool place when it comes to new technology, architecture and interior design. The large areas and red armchairs remind me of an airport lounge and it makes me feel – Wow, I want to stay here!”
Ingrid Johansson, SFIS Information Specialist of the Year and Lecturer at The Swedish School of Library and Information Science
"The staff have found articles and papers that are really hard to find elsewhere. I’ve always counted on them to get a hold of my wish-list and I’ve never been disappointed. I even express my gratitude in my new book, where I thank the library staff for their ability to trace papers we never thought were available.”
Christian Ekberg, Professor and Author of ”Studies On The Hydrolysis Of Metal Ions”