Welcome to the library and collections at ArkDes! Browse Sweden’s greatest architecture collection and borrow books on architecture and design.

Leonie Geisendorf, Gunnar Asplund and Ralph Erskine are just three of around 600 architects represented in the ArkDes collection.

The collection currently comprises around four million objects, books, journals, models, photographs and drawings that cover Swedish architecture from the 1850s up to present day, with an emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. The collection is constantly growing with new acquisitions.

The library is home to books and journals. Some of the books were once the property of Sweden’s most famous architects, such as Sven Markelius, Sigurd Lewerentz and Uno Åhrén.

Opening hours for the library

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 13–19
Wednesday–Thursday: 13–16
Friday: 13–19
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 13–16