The Hasselblad Foundation Library contains approximately 13 000 books and catalogues. There are also a number of annual volumes of various photographic journals from Sweden and other countries, and an archive of press cuttings. Most of the books are by individual photographers and/or on the subject of photography.
The Hasselblad Foundation Library is open to scholars, students, curators, artists and photographers. The library is a reference library, so it is not possible to borrow the books. You are welcome to visit the library and read them there.
The online catalogue
You can search our online library catalogue by title, author, publisher, year, etc. You can also search for specific photographers in the books (some 50 photographers are registered and can be found using the online catalogue). You can also make a subject search using our list of subject headings.
The Hasselblad Foundation Library provides approximately 20 photographic journals. Back issues are available on request. The library also has a large collection journals no longer in print.
The cuttings archives
Most of our cuttings archives are on the work of photographers who have received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. It also contains cuttings concerning other exhibitions held at Hasselblad Center and cuttings concerning other photographers from all over the world.
The library is closed: June 25–August 5
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.30
Other hours are possible on appointment only. Please contact the library before your visit to make sure it is open.
Group visits are welcome for guided tours. Please contact the librarian for an appointment.
Phone: +46 31 778 2156
Hasselbladfoundation, Ekmansgatan 8, Göteborg