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The Nobel Library in the Old Town of Stockholm

The Swedish Academy's Nobel Library was established in November 16:th 1901 with the purpose to provide the Swedish Academy's Nobel Committee with decision basis for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Library has been at the same location since 1921 and it's open for the public.

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Info about the Nobel Library in the Old Town

The Swedish Academy's Nobel Library is located at the Main Square in the Old Town and it's open Monday-Wednesday 12-15, Thursday 17-19 and Friday 12-15. Most of the books are available to borrow.

In 2016 the Library had approx. 250 000 books, all novels, and it increases with about 2 000 per year. It's the biggest library in Scandinavia within its speciality.

The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually by The Swedish Academy. The first winner was Sully Prudhomme from France in 1901.