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University Library

The library support students and staff in their academic work.

  • Opening hours and contact information

    • Library P48

      Opening hours

      Regular opening hours
      Weekdays: 6.00-22.00
      Weekends and public holidays: 8.00-22.00

      Christmas 2019
      Every day during the Christmas holiday: 8.00-22.00

      NB: Remember your student card and code outside staffed opening hours.

      Staffed opening hours

      Regular staffed opening hours
      Monday–Thursday: 8.00-18.30
      Friday: 8.00-17.00
      Saturday: 10.00-14.00 (only 1st floor)

      Christmas 2019
      16.-20. December: 9.00-15.00
      23. December: 10.00-14.00
      27. December: 10.00-14.00
      30. December: 10.00-14.00
      2.-3. January: 9.00-15.00

      IT service desk and AV equipment: ground floor, closed saturdays. 
      24 hours room (room S154): Open every day, all year around (entry after the buildings opening hours through entrance facing Pilestredet 46).

      Contact

      Pilestredet 48
      Phone: 67 23 79 42
      Email: ub.p48@oslomet.no
       
      Interlibrary loan: ub.p48fjernlan@oslomet.no

      Subject librarians

    • Library P35

      Opening hours

      Regular opening hours
      Weekdays: 6.00-22.00
      Weekends and public holidays: 8.00-22.00

      Christmas 2019
      Every day during the Christmas holiday: 8.00-22.00

      NB: Remember your student card and code outside staffed opening hours.

      Staffed opening hours

      Regular staffed opening hours
      Monday–Thursday: 8.00-18.30
      Friday: 8.00-15.30

      Christmas 2019
      23. December: 10-14
      24. December-1. January: no staff
      2.-3. January: 9.00-15.00

      Contact

      Pilestredet 35, 2nd floor
      Phone: 67 23 79 47
      Email: ub.p35@oslomet.no

      Subject librarians

    • Health Sciences Library (P32)

      Opening hours

      Regular opening hours
      Weekdays: 6.00-22.00
      Weekends and public holidays: 8.00-22.00

      Christmas 2019
      Every day during the Christmas holiday: 8.00-22.00

      NB: Remember your student card and code outside staffed opening hours.

      Staffed opening hours

      Regular staffed opening hours
      Monday–Thursday: 8.00-18.30
      Friday: 8.00-15.30

      Christmas 2019
      23. December: 10-14
      24. December-1. January: no staff
      2.-3. January: 9.00-15.00

      Contact

      Pilestredet 32, 2nd floor
      Phone: 67 23 79 48
      Email: helsefagbiblioteket@oslomet.no

      Subject librarians

    • Library Kjeller

      Opening hours

      Regular opening hours
      Weekdays: 7.00-22.00
      Weekends: 8.00-22.00
      Public holidays: closed

      Christmas 2019
      21. December-1. January: closed

      NB: Remember your student card and code outside staffed opening hours.

      Staffed opening hours

      Regular staffed opening hours
      Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30-18.00
      Wednesday: 10.00-18.00
      Friday: 8.30-16.30

      Christmas 2019
      21. December-1. January: closed
      2.-3. January: 9.00-15.00

      Contact

      Kunnskapsveien 55, 3nd floor
      Phone: 67 23 84 81
      Email: ub.kjeller@oslomet.no

      Subject librarians

    • Library Service - Sandvika

      There is no library at Campus Sandvika. The students at Sandvika have access to the University Library but through remote services.

      The students at Sandvika can:

      • Access to full-text articles, e-books and other resources via the University Library's website.
      • Possibility to order books in Oria from the libraries in Pilestredet or at Kjeller and have them sent home. You can deliver the books at Campus Sandvika. The grey return box for books is located in the hallway on the 1st floor next to the mailboxes.
      • Librarians will still teach at Sandvika in how to find academic literature, referencing and EndNote, by appointment.
      • Access to the physical library services in Pilestredet and Kjeller.
      • Order guidance via Skype with the ability to share the screen and view searches. Send a mail to ub.sandvika@oslomet.no with a brief description of what you want help with and a few alternatives to when you want the guidance.

      Contact

      Email: ub.sandvika@oslomet.no

      You can also contact the Health Sciences Library in P32, see contact information above.

     

  • Lending rules and overdue fines

    • Lending rules

      Library Card

      For students and staff members at OsloMet, the student ID card/admission card also functions as your library card. Others can use a national library card, or we can issue a library card (bring a picture ID). If you do not bring your library card, you need to show another type of picture ID.

      Address changes

      Students change their addresses via Studentweb, others have to contact the University Library.

      Loan Periods

      You are personally responsible for the items you borrow and for returning them within the due dates.

      • Books, student papers etc.: three weeks
      • Journals (only at Kjeller): two weeks
      • Films (DVD, VHS): Kjeller: two weeks, Pilestredet: one week
      • Music, Audiobooks and AV equipment (only at Library P48, Pilestredet): one week
    • Overdue fines and compensation

      Overdue fines - late return of items

      The library will send you a reminder two days before the item is due. A second reminder will be sent on the day that the item is to be returned. If you fail to return the item the library will send you a 3rd notice after two weeks. You will then be charged a non-refundable fee of NOK 50 for each book.  

      Pay the fee here.

      Patrons with outstanding fees are not eligible to borrow books or other items from the library. Full access to all library services will be reinstated as soon as the fees are paid in full and the item are returned to the library.

      Compensation - lost or damaged items

      You are responsible for the items you borrow. If the items are not returned after you receive the 3rd notice, you will be liable to pay a fee according to the following rates:

      • Books: 700 NOK (or higher if the book is more expensive than 700 NOK)
      • Journals : 200 NOK
      • CD: 200 NOK
      • Video/DVD: 500 NOK
      • Items belonging to other libraries: rates according to the lending library

      You may also choose to provide the library with a replacement copy of the missing item. If a replacement copy is provided the fee will be waived.

      Pay the compensation fee here.

      Failure to receive a notice does not cancel obligations to pay fines or fees.

    • Order, reserve and renew

      All students must find the books they want to borrow on the shelves. However, you may reserve/order books that are on loan or not available on your campus. The book will then be reserved or ordered from another library, and you will receive a text message or an e-mail when you can collect the book at the University Library.

      External users can only reserve items belonging to the University Library, i.e. they cannot order items from other libraries.

      Loan renewal

      If an item is not requested by another user, you can normally renew  the same item up to five times. Journals (Kjeller Campus only) may not be renewed.

      You can renew your loans by signing in to Oria using your FEIDE username and password. If you do not have FEIDE credentials please contact the library for help.

  • Newspapers, dictionaries and encyclopedias

    Newspapers

    Atekst
    Articles from Norwegian, Swedish and Danish newspapers. 

    Pressreader
    Access to a variety of newspapers and magazines from around the world. In addition to reading the newspapers on a daily base, you can access the archive with editions from the last 90 days. Approx. 2200 newspapers and magazines from 58 countries are included. For example Dagbladet, Aftenposten, The Washington Post, Daily Mail, Newsweek, The Guardian, Forbes, Svenska Dagbladet and Politiken.

    For off-campus access, download the Pressreader app when you're at campus. You may need to renew your access once a week. Just reopen the app on a hot spot (a map is provided in the app).

    Dictionaries

    Ordnett.no
    Digital dictionaries with access to 6 languages (Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish) and within the subjects technology, economy and medicine.

    Oxford English Dictionary
    A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.

    Bokmålsordboka og Nynorskordboka 
    Norwegian dictionaries, free of charge.

    The LEXIN dictionaries
    The first web-based dictionaries that are made especially for minority language immigrants in Norway. The dictionaries are clearly set out and easy to use. Free of charge.

    Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
    Free of charge.

    TVÄRSLÅ 
    A dictionary for the Nordic languages.

    NORDLIST 
    A dictionary for terminology in higher education.

    General encyclopedias

    Store norske leksikon
    The largest encyclopedia in Norway, free of charge. 

    Encyclopedia Britannica
    Online edition is free of charge and includes a selection from the complete encyclopedia.

    Allkunne
    A nynorsk (one of Norway's two official written languages) digital encyclopedia. Texts about the nynorsk cultural history. May also include other subjects in future releases.

  • OsloMet student theses, films, journals, reports, e-learning courses etc.

    Scientific articles, book chapters, doctoral and master theses

    Open Digital Archive (ODA) is the digital repository of research conducted at Oslo Metropolitan University. The repository contains a selection of the scientific articles, book chapters, doctoral and master theses produced at OsloMet.

    ODA

    Student theses, reports and curricular learning objects

    In Fagarkivet. Here you will find reports, curricular learning objects and student theses with grades A-B, produced at Oslo Metropolitan University.

    Fagarkivet

    Video recordings of lectures and events etc.

    In FilMet you will find most of the films produced by the University Library's AV Services and more.

    Filmet (in Norwegian only)

    Publishing reports and dissertations etc.

    Skriftserien (in Norwegian only)

    Open Access journals

    The University Library offers a publishing solution for Open Access journals published at OsloMet. 

    Open Access Journals at OsloMet

    Digital courses/textbooks

    Bokskapet is an online publisher of academic learning material on Open edX. Access is free and open to all under creative commons licensing. Log on using your FEIDE username and password, or create a personal account. 

    Bokskapet