Extraordinary library

Do you miss the study rooms or the library desk? We have opened virtual versions of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, the Law Library, the Medical Library and the Science Library in Zoom. Choose your favourite room to meet real, live librarians and other students.

You can find Shut up & write at the Academic writing centre in the Humsam Zoom room.


Humanities and Social Sciences Library

GSH is closed, but you can hang out in our virtual GS in Zoom!

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Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 14:00
Closed on holidays.

Waiting room: You'll join the waiting room first, then you may have to wait here for a bit before you are met by one of our friendly staff who will help you.

Circulation desk: Come to us with queries, and we will help you if we can. If you need guidance, book an appointment through Book a Librarian.

Study room: Work side by side with other students, just like in GS! Feel free to turn your video on, but mute the audio. Library staff will be present.

Shut up & write: Write with others in 45 minute intervals, followed by breaks. We keep the time for you. As we write together, everyone turns off their own video and audio. When it is time for a break, the meeting host will notify you.
Starts at 10:00 - 10:15 every weekday.

Academic writing center: Come and discuss your ideas, drafts and questions about the writing process with one of our writing mentors.

Group study room: Meet up with your study group in a separate room. Tell us when you arrive and we'll make a room for you.

The lounge: Tired of the people in your study group, or keen to socialise with others? Come and hang out with fellow students in the lounge. 


Law Library

Domus Juridica is closed, but you can meet us virtually in Zoom!

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Opening hours: Every Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Waiting room: First you join the waiting room. You may have to wait here for a bit before you are taken through to the circulation desk. At the desk you will meet one of our staff who will help you further.

Henvisningsjekken: Are you writing your master's thesis? Get help from the library with how to reference and how to set up your bibliography.

It is mainly Henvisningsjekken that will take place in the digital library, but feel free to visit if you need help with searching or have other questions.

You must activate your microphone and camera yourself in Zoome by moving the mouse pointer at the bottom of the Zoom window. To the left you will see camera and microphone icons, both with a red line through. Press each icon once to activate or deactivate. Activate the microphone and if you want to have a camera, activate that as well.

Get more digital help from the Law library.


Medical Library

The Medical Library is closed, but you can meet us virtually in Zoom!

The Extraordinary Medical Library logo.

Opening hours: Every Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Waiting room: First you join the waiting room. You may have to wait here for a bit before you are taken through to the circulation desk. At the desk you will meet one of our staff who will help you further.

Drop-in help: Are you working on an assignment, a project or a thesis? Do you need help or guidance with literature searching or reference management? Ask us! We are happy to help. Topics could be:

  • PICO, keywords, relevant sources to search and search strategies
  • Searching for literature- and information
  • References, bibliography and EndNote

Get more digital help from the Medical Library on the subject guides for Medicine and Dentistry, or go to the Publications on COVID-19 page.


Science Library

VB is closed, but you can meet us virtually in Zoom.

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Opening hours: Every Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00.

Waiting room: First you join the waiting room. You may have to wait here for a bit before you are met by one of our friendly staff who will help you.

Science library: Here you can get guidance and help with searching.

MN Student Information: They answer all your questions about science and technology studies.

Student-it: Get all your questions answered; IT questions about UiOs services and your UiO account. They can also answer questions and provide help with installing software in connection with digital exams.

Realistforeningen: Take part in a quiz and other social gatherings.

Published Apr. 17, 2020 9:55 AM - Last modified May 20, 2020 10:36 AM