Swedish Seamen's Library

The Swedish Seamen’s Library was founded in 1930 and has been roaming the Seven Seas ever since then as a circulating library. Nowadays, the library is part of the Swedish Seamen’s Service.
The headquarters is at Rosenhill Seamen’s Center in Gothenburg. We distribute books, e-books and audiobooks to all kinds of vessels within the Swedish merchant fleet and to foreign flag vessels with a special service agreement.

Books may also be obtained or exchanged in some 20 other ports on four continents (see Book change ports). Besides the main part of books in Swedish, a considerable selection of books in English is available for crewmembers of Swedish vessels. There are also some audio books in English (see our list of audiobooks).

The Swedish Seamen's Library also offer e-books in english. Please ask our staff how to
handle the loan.

An e-book is a digital book in text format. Each book is a separate file, which can be downloaded and read on a computer, or be transferred to a handheld device such as an e-book reader, a handheld computer or a smartphone.

In the library you will find a stationary computer for visitors and also a Wi-Fi connection for those who want to use their own computer.



Swedish Seamen's Library
Swedish Seamen's Service Rosenhill
Köpenhamnsgatan 25
SE-418 77 Göteborg

Anna Selme
Tel +46 (0)10-478 47 40

Library assisant
Ann-Christin Westman
Tel +46 (0)10-478 47 39

Open for visitors:
Mon-Thu: 8 am - 1 pm
Vessels can also reach us during the afternoon.
Please contact Rosenhill when we are not here.