Carolina Rediviva building 200 years!

18 October 2019

Carolina Rediviva, elevation 1899

Carolina Rediviva, elevation by C. F. Sundvall 1899.

200 years ago on October 19 1819, king Charles XIV John of Sweden laid the symbolic foundation stone for the new University Library building, Carolina Rediviva.

A trowel and a hammer in silver made for the occasion are still in our collections.

Learn more about the history of the University Library Building in an ongoing temporary exhibition at Carolina Rediviva.

Photo: Magnus Hjalmarsson