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University College London

Title: Scandinavian Collection

Description: The Scandinavian Library contains a range of material relating to the study of Icelandic language, literature and culture and Viking Studies. These materials are housed in the Wilkins Building's Main Library and in the closed-access stores.

Concepts: Old Norse language ; Old Norse literature ; Old Norse literature - History and criticism ; Icelandic language ; Icelandic literature ; Icelandic literature - History and criticism ; Iceland - Description and travel ; Iceland - History ; Iceland - Archaeology ; Civilization, Viking ; Vikings.

Strength: Icelandic periodicals.

Accumulation date range: 1827-

Contents date range: 1733-

Sub-collection: The library of the Viking Society for Northern Research (integrated within the collection) contains much relevant material.

Catalogue: Printed are included in the eUCLid, UCL's online catalogue.

Accrual status: Selective, to support research and teaching within the University. Purchase and through gift and exchange. Periodic.

Access control: Certain items within the collection, and all material published pre-1850, are for reference only. Pre-1850 items holdings may be consulted only in the Special Collections reading room. The opening hours are listed online for the Main Library and the Special Collections room.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

Contact: Scandinavian Librarian, Tel: 020-7679 2595, Email:

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