Carolina Rediviva was built in 1817–1841 and houses Sweden's oldest university library, founded in 1620. Today, there are about 5 million books and 3,500 shelves of manuscripts, including the Silver Bible, Mozart's own handwritten notebook, medieval manuscripts and Olaus Magnus Carta Marina.
The library was founded by Gustav II Adolf in 1620 and he also donated the first collections. Since then, the collections have grown and expanded with rare and valuable works and today constitute a rich and unique cultural heritage.
From the beginning three floors and two half-floors have grown to 12 floors and today there are about 5 million books and 3,500 shelves of manuscripts.
The Carolina Rediviva Exhibition Hall shows clones from the collections. The Silver Bible from the 500s, Carta marina - Olaus Magnus' map printed in 1539, Mexico map - hand drawn by Alonso de Santa Cruz 1555, Mozart's own note writing and a variety of medieval manuscripts.