Norwegian version

University Library

You have access to the libraries every day 06:00 – 22:00. Use your card and code to get access. More information below.

  • 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


    Swedish, Danish and Finnish-Swedish newspapers: Choose the source you want to search next to the search button.
    Norwegian newspapers: We no longer have access to Atekst articles as our quota has been used up. Students and academic staff who have a documented academic need can apply for access by filling out an application form in Norwegian.

    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).

    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.

    A dictionary for the Nordic languages.

    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.

    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.

    Student theses, reports and curricular learning objects

    In Fagarkivet you will find reports, curricular learning objects and student theses with grades A-B, produced at Oslo Metropolitan University. NB! There are currently problems with accessing some of the documents in Fagarkivet. We are working on fixing the problem.

    Video recordings of lectures and events etc.

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

    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

    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.