About the library
The University of Oslo Library is Norway's largest academic library. The library’s main function is to support the University’s aims regarding research, education, communication and innovation. The library is free of charge, for everyone. The lending period is normally 4 weeks. You can renew your loans in Oria.
The University of Oslo Library subscribes to a large number of literature databases and elecronic journals. As long as you are connected to the UiO network, you will have free access to these. We also have a large collection of printed and e-books. We will order loans or printed copies for you free of charge if we do not have the literature you need. We always appreciate input to improve our collections!
There are 22 different libraries located on the university campuses around the city. The Science Library has 3 locations, the main library in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, the Informatics library in Ole-Johan Dahl's hus, and the Natural History Museum library at the botanical garden, Tøyen.
In all the libraries there are subject librarians with background in research (MSc or PhD). You are welcome to contact us with any questions you may have about finding, using, writing and communicating scientific literature!