From Lundagård to Stadsbiblioteket (City Library) we go thought Sankt Petri kyrkogata. There you can find a little garden where stands a statue of Carl Linnaeus made by Ansgar Almquist.
Carl Linnaeus is known as the father of taxonomy. Born in Småland in 1707, he studied in Lund University and dedicated his spare time exploring the fauna of Skåne. Later he started his studies in Uppsala where he became a doctor. Despite Linnaeus mother’s wishes for him to become a priest, he became a remarkable botanist, zoologist and physician.
One of his major publications was Systema Naturae which became of great importance for the foundation of today’s biological nomenclature. Linnaeus believed that he was classifying God’s creation. He is frequently quoted to have said God created, Linnaeus organized.
Before Stadsbiblioteket was founded the only city’s public library was the university library.
The first city’s Library, Stadsbiblioteket, was founded in 1864 and until 1970 changed to many places to where it is today. The library was designed by the Danish architect Flemming Lassen and completely renovated in 1999.
Stadsbiblioteket provides services such as Library Bus, home delivery service and maintains a wide range of reference materials of Lund’s history and its neighbouring communities.
Check on the photos below from the last part of the route.