The Swedish School of Library and Information Science’s doctoral programme is the most extensive in Sweden within library and information science. We work for a democratic information and knowledge society with the aim of contributing to positive development that builds on our jointly sharing and making available information, knowledge, and cultural values.

Approximately 30 researchers and around 20 doctoral students work here conducting research within different areas, something that is without equal in other research environments within the field.

We work actively with international collaborations; therefore our researchers participate in a number of international networks and conferences, for example iSchools, and we have close collaborations with external actors. Moreover, we work with development projects conducted with libraries and other information-intensive organisations.

Our research is closely linked to our educational programmes at all levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral) so that all students can benefit from research findings.


  • Information Practices
  • Digital Resources and Services: Culture and Information
  • Libraries, Culture and Society
  • Social Media Studies

To the page on the research area of library and information science at hb.se