Carolina Rediviva University Library

Carolina Rediviva University Library

Carolina Rediviva University Library
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Patrik L
Uppsala County, Sweden262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The main attractions of the library are probably the Silver Bible and Carta Marina, but the exhibit offers a lot more to se. There is no admission to the the exhibition.

The library also caters a café which offers lunch and "fika" as well as vending machines and microwave ovens. There are also lockers available that you can use until the library closes. (Check opening hours at their web site)

The really old collection has to be handled wearing silk gloves and you will probably have to identify yourself as well as pass through a security control just as at the airport and don't forget to leave your bag in a locker...

The library is available to disabled persons and there are free restrooms that can be used (three for disabled).
Written 29 July 2023
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NTXTravelBug60
Dallas, TX158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Important to know: The Exhibition closes at 4pm (at least in October), while the Library closes at 6pm...Our mistake. We arrived at 3:55pm and RAN through the exhibit. (Many thanks to the guys working there for letting us in! We tried to be very respectful of their time.)

Both the Silver Bible and the Carta Marina were very interesting--I took photos and read the information later.

Happy to report the renovation which showed up in other reviews appears to be complete. Only wish I had another hour to spend there.
Written 17 October 2022
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KTLund
Lund, Sweden574 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I walked to the library and was excited to find that it was open. However, the exhibition area and gift shop were closed. Very disappointed.
Written 9 May 2020
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4chillis
Adelaide, Australia1,207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The University itself has great history but they also have extraordinary exhibits of very old books and letters. Good English explanations.
Written 12 January 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
There was SO much to see. It's the main library of the university and dates back to the mid 1800s. Lots of history to be found inside. The Silver Bible was very much on display as were many other amazing items. Too many to list but do your research before you go so you don't miss a thing!
Written 7 October 2019
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Ava Marie S
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Went to see the Silver Bible only to discover they are renovating the reading room which the copy is on display. Disappointing but did get to see a copy of it right at the entrance. Look for it in 2019.
Written 6 September 2018
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Jay P
Pottstown, PA225 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Sorry folks, but with the renovation, the Codex Argenteus (sliver bible), the map Carta marina (the first map of the Nordic countries to give details and place names), a first edition copy of Isaac Newtons Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, the Copernicana (part of the library of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus), and other important items are not on display. Until the restoration is completed, there is no reason to visit. We delayed our departure so that we could tour and were disappointed.
Written 29 July 2018
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Cristina I
Doncaster, UK26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
I visited before the much needed renovation. The place is huge and very Swedish. Definitely worth a visit. Has a Nice little cafe open to both students and visitors, but limited opening times.
Written 12 November 2017
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Niels J
Denmark269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
Right now (october 2017), it is quite messy and you enter through the side entrance - not worth a visit yet but go there when the renovations are over.
Written 14 October 2017
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Maria_Ilemo
Uppsala, Sweden342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Carolina Rediviva is a beautiful building that serves as the main university library in Uppsala. It is a very good study place for the students but also a nice tourist attraction. There is a small but very interesting museum inside, home of Codex Argenteus (the Silver Book) and the Carta Marina, two objects that are worthwhile to see in person. Be careful if you want to visit within 2017 and on, as there is reconstruction work in progress.
Written 18 July 2017
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