Coronavirus Information

The University Library is closed for the public from 13 March 2020.

You can remotely access the digital library resources from home in the usual way. We are available by e-mail for general user assistance, and by our digital booking system for counselling and courses. Please note that there are many self-help resources on our regular website. In Canvas, students can also find the self-help resource Oppdrag A.

Access to digital library resources from home

The University Library’s electronic resources
Sign in here and get access to nearly all electronic material from the database list and Oria.

Guidance and courses can be ordered here

Courses, counselling, and user support take place via Skype and e-mail - you can find the e-mail addresses in the section "Other questions" below.

Purchase requests in the period we are closed

We execute purchases if the requested literature can be obtained in digital format and the vendor access model is suitable for library purposes. For literature which can only be obtained in paper format, requests will only be carried out when the University Library opens again for the public. Contact us at

Loans from the physical collection is available through the "request and pick-up at the door" service - The interlibrary loan service is currently limited

Request and pick-up at the door: All students and employees can use this service at their campus library. Read more here.

Interlibrary loan: Borrowing from other libraries is possible if the owning libraries have opened the interlibrary loan service. Sending books between libraries can take longer time than usual.

Return books

You can now return books.
  • Books can be returned after making an appointment by e-mail. 
  • The return time will usually be between 10:00 and 12:00 o'clock Monday to Friday. 
Send an e-mail to your campus library well in advance before you want to return books. 

Copying from academic literature

It is allowed to copy/share up to 15 % of the total number of pages for students and course participants. Read more about the copying license for higher education. 

National Library of Norway: Access to digitized material

The National Library of Norway’s online library

The National Library of Norway gives access to compulsory delivery material for research and documentation. This access applies to all digitized material, including material marked "Can only be opened in the premises of the National Library of Norway". Further information and terms of usage for the services of The National Library of Norway are available here . Students cannot access the service since the University Library is closed (access depends on physical presence in the Library). 

For scientific employees: Sign in here (Feide)

Several publishers and content providers open their resources during the COVID-19 pandemic (content outside Oria) - More information will be provided shortly

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic several publishers and suppliers have made their resources freely available on a temporary basis. Here is an overview on these resources that will be frequently updated.

Other questions?

Du you have further questions?

Contact us at or directly contact the library at your study location:

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