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Special collections

DDR Kulturcentrums bibliotek

The library of the GDR Culture Centre in Stockholm was acquired by Linköping University Library in 1990. The collection consists of German language classics, books on the social and political life in the GDR, historical works and more. The GDR collection is temporarily housed in Bokladan - the library common stacks. For information about access: contact the information desk at the Valla Library, 013-28 19 10.

European Documentation Centre (EDC)

Linköping University Library has the status of a European Documentation Centre, which means that the library offers information about and access to official publications from the European Union.

Click here for further information about EDC


A collection of literature in Faroese or about the Faroe Islands, donated by Ejnar Fors Bergström, is located in the Valla Library. The collection is catalogued and searchable through the local online catalogue or LIBRIS.

Nordens folkliga akademi (NFA)

NFA's library was donated to Linköping University in June 2004 after the Nordic Council of Ministers decided  to close the library in October 2003. The university was chosen to receive the donation after Linköping University Library and the department for vuxenutbildning och folkbildning expressed interest. The collection consists of ca. 14,600 titles. The collection also contains journals placed at the Valla Library.

Peter Hellqvist collection

Literature mainly about cabinet-making as handicraft, about furniture design and about wood as material. The collection used to belong to the cabinet-maker Peter Hellqvist, a former student of the earlier Carl Malmsten Verkstadsskola. The collection, consisting of 257 titles, also includes literature on Japanese cabinet-making. The collection is housed in the Byggmästare John Mattson Library at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, Lidingö.


French and German language literature from mostly the beginning of the 1900s. The collection was owned by well-known writer Sven Stolpe, PhD. The books are stamped Stolpe-samlingen.

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Last updated: 2014-12-15