Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


SOL buildings

The Centre for Languages and Literature is made up of several separate buildings which are linked and which all contain teaching premises. As a new student, it is not always easy to find your way and you are naturally welcome to ask for help. A short guide is given here – please make use of the outline map at the link below!

Absalon (A)

Besides teaching rooms and offices, Absalon House is also home to the Humanities and Theology Students’ Union (HTS) and the International Liaison Officer for the Faculties of Humanities and Theology (on the ground floor). Down in the basement, there are group rooms which can be booked at the reception in the foyer. In the basement is also the ‘quiet room’, where you can go if you need some peace and quiet.

Library (B)

Here are computer rooms (floors 2 and 3) and the Humanities Lab (basement), as well as silent reading rooms on floors 3 and 4.

The Humanities House (H)

Here you will find the study advisors of the Centre, as well as the Auditorium (ground floor) and teaching rooms and offices.

The Linguistics House (L)

Teaching rooms and offices.

How to find the right room: The room numbers on the timetables have a letter and three numbers, e.g. L201. The L stands for Linguistics Hose (Lingvisthuset) and 201 is the room number. If the room number begins with 0, this means basement, 1 means ground floor, 2 means 1st floor, etc.


Outline map of SOL buildings (PDF)

Evacuation procedure

Be sure you know where the nearest fire extinguisher is located and where the evacuation routes are! There are two alternative routes. Study the evacuation maps displayed in corridors and stairwells. The assembly point in the case of an emergency evacuation is the University Library Park.


Always park your bicycle in the bicycle stands outside the various buildings belonging to the Centre, NOT on the pathways or in front of doorways!


The Centre for Languages and Literature Library, which is one of the libraries of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, is a joint library for all subjects taught at the Centre. The book collections and course literature of all the subjects are found here, as well as computers for information searches, copying and printing facilities, study areas, periodicals, etc.

Study areas

There are silent reading rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library’s Reading House. N.B. The entrance to the Reading House is via the 2nd floor of the Library. Alternatively, there are study areas spread out on all floors of the Library building, as well as on the ’balconies’ next to the foyer and in the foyer of Absalon. As a registered student at the Centre, you may also book group rooms. To do this, contact the Centre’s reception.

Copying and printing

Copying and printing facilities are available in the Centre’s Library. To print out from the computers in the Library you need to charge the account connected to your StiL ID with a sum of money via (new paying link: changed from fall 2016)

Please contact the receptionist for help with these matters (see Reception).

Computer rooms

The computer rooms in the Library’s Reading House and the Humanities Laboratory down in the Library’s basement are accessible during Library opening hours. In order to gain access to the Humanities Laboratory, a valid access card and your teacher’s permission is required.

Information on access cards for students at Lund University can be found via this link:

You need your StiL ID in order to log in on the computers in the library and the computer rooms. To activate your account and to change your password, go to Please note that there is no storage space on the computers in the library. If you want to save files you must bring yor own USB memory stick or the like. Talk to the receptionist in the foyer if you are unsure about how to log in. If you have a laptop, see Internet.


For those of you who wish to work with your own laptop, there is a wireless network within the Centre. This is available in the main foyer, in the foyer of Absalon House and on the Library’s open floor. If you wish to connect up your laptop with a cable, this is possible on the ‘balcony’ (the floor reached via the stairs from the Reception), as well as on the Library’s ‘balconies’. Whenever you log in to computers at the Centre, you need to use your StiL ID.

Humanities Laboratory

Lund University Humanities Lab is a research and training facility for the Faculties of Humanities and Theology at Lund University. It is open to researchers, teachers, and students across the Faculty and across campus. The Lab hosts computer equipped classrooms and an inner lab with advanced research equipment. Access to the inner lab is granted on request.

The Humanities Laboratory offers a range of short courses as well as long 7.5 credit courses on methodology and use of the advanced equipment (e.g. eye tracking, EEG, statistics) for PhD students and, subject to availability, for master students.”


In the Centre’s café, located in the foyer, simple hot meals, sandwiches and sweet snacks, etc. are served.

Opening hours during semester time: Monday–Friday 9.00–17.00

Student kitchen

On the ground floor in Absalon Hose, close to the doors out to the University Library Park, is SOL`s student kitchen. It is equipped with a fridge, microwaves and a place to sit and eat your own food.