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Welcome to the library!

How do I borrow books, when is it open, do you have a copier, and how can I get my syllabus for free? Here are the answers to everything you know you need to know.

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Photo: UiO/Jarli & Jordan 

How do I borrow books?

Use your student card! Student card = library card = copy card, so it is a good idea to get your student card fast.

When is the library open?

The opening hours can be found here. You can access some of the libraries using your student card, outside staffed opening hours.

Who can use the University Library, to study and borrow books?

The libraries are open to everyone, and as a student at UiO you have the library card included in your student card. Many of the study seats must be booked in advance, via TP. Booking is only open to UiO students.

Do you lend the syllabus?

The libraries have textbooks for loan. Some syllabi have a 2-week loan period, so put yourself on a waiting list if the book is already on loan.

From the autumn semester 2021, you will be able to find syllabus for almost all subjects at UiO in the online tool Leganto. You will find the list for your subject in the Canvas room, or on the semester page under ‘Curriculum / literature in Leganto’ on UiO's website.

Can I print in the library?

Yes. The student card is what you use to activate the printers.

How do I find books?

Search in It is a good idea to log in to Oria while looking for digital resources, so that you can access the content wherever you are, and so you can reserve or order interlibrary loans. It also gives you an overview of your own loans and reservations. You log in in to Oria with Feide using your UiO username and password.

Where do I return books?

Books can be returned to any of our departments. Here you find the addresses.

When do I have to return my books?

All loans are automatically renewed, unless they are reserved by someone else.

Find us here

The University Library's departments are open to students, staff and everyone else. With us you can study, meet friends, find literature, attend events and much more.

Illustration: Siri Frøseth-Rønning/UB.

Welcome, we hope you feel at home! 

Published Aug. 13, 2021 12:51 PM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2021 10:58 AM