The library is open to the general public. All books and periodicals in the collections can be viewed and studied in the library.

Books in the collections can be found via the card catalogue or in the local database. New acquisitions and important books on arms and armour are registered in the general database of the research libraries of Sweden LIBRIS (Library Code: Y). A photocopying service is available.


Books are available on loan through Interlibrary Loans within the Nordic countries only. The initial loan period is 30 days.

Books over 100 years old are loaned to research- or public libraries within Sweden only.

Reference books, rare books and books in the special collections are available for use in the library only. The library can offer to provide copies of journal articles or books to private persons, or libraries, in Sweden or abroad. The library applies the services and rules sanctioned by BIBSAM.