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Study areas, group study rooms and special purpose rooms

There are several hundred study places in our libraries study areas. Here you can read your own books or use the library resources. There are also group study rooms at several of our libraries. We also have Audio rooms, multimedia rooms, research cubicles and study rooms for the disabled.

Individual study areas

You can find study seats and group study rooms in several of our libraries, where you can work on your own or with your fellow students.

  • Power outlets - Most study seats have power outlets to facilitate the use of laptops. The outlets are often connected to the study areas, either in the table or a wall close by. At some libraries there are no outlets near the study areas.
  • Computers - All our libraries have networked computers.
  • Quiet zones - Study areas where you can study without being disturbed can be found at some of our libraries. At these work stations you can not use your laptop.
  • Reservations and absence - Reservations of study areas are seldom possible. In exam periods the study areas are often occupied from early in the morning. In some of our libraries you must use a note of absence if you leave your work area. Check with the librarian to see if this is the case at your library.

The Humanities and Social Sciences libraries

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus (opening hours)

  • Study seats:
    • There are approximately 700 study seats along the outer walls, on the Mezzanine and on top of the stair wells. The study seats on Level U are not available at the moment do to refurbishments. (Expected to open again fall 2017).
    • The study seats at the top of the stair wells are quiet areas. Laptops are not allowed here.
    • A quiet reading room are also available at Level 3.
    • There is an area on Level 1 for reading journals and newspapers and several areas for more relaxed reading with comfortable chairs and sofas. 
  • Computers in the library:
    • The library has around 90 computers, and there are printers on all floors.
    • You can not reserve computers, and if you leave a workplace with a computer, it will be available for other users. Computers will automatically be logged off after 15 minutes of inactivity.
  • Library regulations

Archaeological library (opening hours)

  • Study seats
  • Computers with access to library databases

Ethnographic library (opening hours)

  • Study seats
  • Computers with access to library databases

Student Library Sophus Bugge

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Theological library in Domus Theologica (Opening hours)

  • The Library is closed for refurbishments. It is expected to reopen fall 2017. Contact the Library in Georg Sverdrups Hus for more information on services during this period. 

The Medical libraries

Medical library at Rikshospitalet (opening hours)

Study areas:

  • There are 2 study areas connected to the library. The study areas are open 24 hours for students at the Medical Faculty with an access card and code. The door from the library to the study area closes at 19.00 (15.00).
  • B2.1018 31 reading desks for 11th semester students
  • B2.1019 47 reading desks for 12th semester students
  • B2.1021, B2.1022 - 70 reading desks

Study seats:

  • 46 seats for reading and group work.
  • Several comfortable seating areas.

Desks with computers:

  • 25 desks with computers for UiO-users
  • 5 desks with computers for external users and employees at OUS, Rikshospitalet
  • 2 desks with computers for RH-net access

Medical library at Ullevål Hospital (opening hours)

  • Study seats:
    • 25 seats for individual or group study
    • Several comfortable seating areas
  • Desks with computers:
    • 15 desks with computers connected to the UiO network
    • 1 desk with a computer connected to the Ullevål network

Dentistry library (opening hours)

  • Several study areas for group work and reading.
  • In the next room there is a study room with 36 seats.
  • 6 computers with UiO login connected to printers, as well as a computer for searching the library catalogue.

The Law libraries

Law Library in Domus Bibliotheca (opening hours)

  • Reading desks:
    • 46 desks in the middle room and along the walls
    • 6 desks up on the gallery
    • 20 desks in the colloquium corner
  • Computer desks:
    • 11 computers with UiO login
    • 6 computers for searching for legal sources and literature

Library of Criminology and Sociology of Law (opening hours)

  • A few reading desks for students and others.

Learning Center in Domus Nova (opening hours)

Computer Law library (opening hours)

  • 4 reading desks, 6 desks with computers
  • The reading desks are reserved for students at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law.

The Science libraries

Science library in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus (opening hours)

  • 650 study seats, 70 in a quiet room.
  • In Hangaren there are 30 computers and Linux machines.
  • Bjørnehjørnet can be used as a study room, group area or relaxation space.

Library of Informatics (opening hours)

  • A few study seats, some with Linux- or Windows computers.
  • One meeting room which can be booked by anyone, and is also used as a lecture room when it is not busy.

Library at the Natural History Museum (opening hours)

  • 16 study seats

Group study rooms

The Humanities and Social Sciences libraries

The Humanities and Social Sciences library in Georg Sverdrups hus (opening hours)
 

  • We have several study rooms distributed across all Levels. The group study rooms at Level U are closed at the moment due to refurbishments. (Expected to open again fall 2017). 
  • You can find tables for group work on your right as you come in to the library on Level 1. There are also several other areas for group work on Level 1.
  • The group study rooms are available during the library's opening hours and must be reserved
  • Regulations

Archaeological library (opening hours)

  • No group rooms or group study areas.

Ethnographic library (opening hours)

  • No group rooms or group study areas.

Student Library Sophus Bugge (opening hours)

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Theological library in Domus Theologica (opening hours)

  • The Library is closed for refurbishments. It is expected to reopen fall 2017. Contact the Library in Georg Sverdrups Hus for more information on services during this period. 

The Law libraries

Law Library in Domus Bibliotheca (opening hours)

  • 20 seats which can be used for group study in the colloquium corner.

Learning Center in Domus Nova (opening hours)

The Medical libraries

Medical library at Rikshospitalet (opening hours)

  • There are 4 group study rooms in the study area, equipped with computer screens and whiteboards.
  • There are several study seats in the library that can be used for group work.

Dentistry library (opening hours)

  • There are several areas suitable for group study, but no group study rooms.  

Medical library at Ullevål hospital (opening hours)

  • 1 group study room equipped with a computer connected to the UiO network.
  • You can book the group room for 3 hours at a time, for a minimum of 2 people. Contact us by phone (22 11 94 95 / 96) or by email (usmedbib@medisin.uio.no) to book the room.
  • There are also several other work areas that can be used for group work.

The Science Libraries

Science library in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus (opening hours)

  • In Hangaren there are three large group study rooms; one suitable for wheelchair users and two with room which fit 6 people.
  • On the 1st and 2nd mezzanine there are 10 group study rooms which fit 4 people.
  • Bjørnehjørnet can be used as a study room, group area or relaxation space.
  • All group study rooms have digital screens and whiteboards.

Library of Informatics (opening hours)

  • One group study room.

Special purpose rooms

There are various special purpose rooms in the libraries such as reading rooms for microfilm, listening to recordings, study rooms for the disabled etc.

Research cubicles

The University of Oslo has research cubicles on level 4 of Georg Sverdrups hus, Blindern. Apply for a research cubicle.


Other study areas at UiO (in Norwegian)

 

 

 

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Published Dec. 30, 2013 2:41 PM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2017 3:25 PM