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Humanities and Social Sciences Library. Student Library

Welcome to the Student Library, a branch library of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The library provides literature and information services for bachelor students at the Faculty of Humanities. From summer 2015 till autumn 2016 the library will be located on the second floor of Eilert Sundt`s house.

Refurbishment of Sophus Bugge 2015/2016

The library closes on the 5th of June due to refurbishment, and will remain closed in the academic year 2015/2016. According to the plan, we will reopen in the autumn of 2016.

During the work period, the Student Library will be temporarily located in Eilert Sundt's house. We open there during the summer 2015.

Read more about the refurbishment project.
Info from the Faculty of Humanities (in Norwegian.)

Opening hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 08.00-20.00
  • Friday: 08.00-18.00
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • The library is closed from Monday 8th of June due to refurbishment 2015/2016


Our collection consists mainly of curriculum books at bachelor level, along with some core literature within arts and humanities. We have reference books, atlases, dictionaries, periodicals, and CD-ROM attached to books purchased by the library. The Library provides access to all electronic resources, e-journals, and databases provided by the University of Oslo Library.

Study areas and group study rooms

The Student Library provides individual study spaces, computer workstations, wireless access with laptop connections, a quiet study zone where no laptop use is permitted, and several small group study rooms.

Printing, copying and scanning

Students at the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences may print from networked printers connected to computer workstations. Our users are allowed to scan from the library books and periodicals. We have two photocopiers in the library which work on copy cards.

New books

New books at the Student Library.