Stockholms Stadsbiblioteket – Stockholm, Sweden

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Author: Suman S.

Suman is a freelance writer/editor in the Technical documentation field with over a decade of experience.  Suman is our dream reader. She chanced on our project online, and as a true library lover, shared this write up and photographs with us, as her response to the project. May her tribe increase!

I specialized in library, documentation and information science for both undergraduate and post graduate studies. I worked in a higher education library for a year, as an intern. But then, I left the field, disillusioned by the unethical ways in getting placed into the profession in those days. There was this top-notch institute, some bad student-faculty relations and everything going wrong. I moved on – in life, from Bangalore to Mumbai (Bombay, then), and from librarianship to technical documentation. That was in the beginning of the new millennium.


Photo Credit: Suman S.

Almost 12-13 years later, I found the love for my subject again. And, it was in Stockholm, the beautiful capital city of Sweden. With its amazing and near-perfect public library network and excellent professionalism, the Stockholm Stad (city) libraries and the librarians there won me back. And ever since, Stockholms Stadsbiblioteket (The Stockholm Public Library) has been my favorite, though I love all the public libraries and the children’s libraries that I visited in Stockholm. I guess, as Stockholm continues to bring back some of my best memories in the last two decades, the public library will always have its special place. Continue reading