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The zoological library consists of three different sub-libraries, each covering the subject areas of vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, and entomology, respectively. With approximately 30,000 book titles, 1,700 journals, and a large collection of reprints, the library is an important research resource.

About the library

The zoological library is physically divided into three parts, corresponding to the department's three former units and the subject areas they covered: vertebrate zoology (vertebrates), invertebrate zoology (invertebrates excluding insects), and entomology (insects). Together, the three libraries contain approximately 30,000 book titles, 170,000 reprints, 1,700 different journals, and over 500 maps of various kinds. The majority of the collection consists of literature on systematics and taxonomy, identification literature, and expedition reports. The titles span from the late 1600s to the present day.


The libraries are primarily open to the personnel of the zoological department, guest researchers, and doctoral students. Concerning the entomological library, members of the Entomological Society in Stockholm also have access by agreement, as much of the literature in this library is a donation from the society to the museum. Others may, in exceptional cases, gain access to the libraries by arrangement with one of the contact persons listed below.


The Vertebrate Zoology library

Andrea Hennyey | Förste assistent

The Invertebrate Zoology library

Lena Gustavsson | Förste intendent

Biträdande enhetschef

The Entomology library

Hiie Silberfeldt | Förste assistent

Ansvarig kräftdjurssamlingen och entomologiska biblioteket

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