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University Library

The University Library consists of four libraries, a Learning Support Centre, AV services and a Unit for Academic Language and Practice.

  • Lending rules and overdue notice

    • Lending rules

      Library card

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

      Address changes

      Students change their address via Studentweb (student.oslomet.no), 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. If you do not return your loans within the due date you will get an overdue notice (see Overdue notice and compensation). Please renew your loans by signing in to Oria

      • Books, student papers and the like: three weeks
      • Journals: one week
      • Films: one week
      • AV equipment (only at Library P48, Pilestredet): one week
    • Overdue notice and compensation

      Overdue notice - late return of items

      The library will send you a reminder on sms or email one day before the item is due and on the due date.

      Patrons with overdue loans 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 items 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 third 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 fee (webshop.oslomet.no).

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

  • Find your curriculum, order 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 email when you can collect the book at the University Library.

    External users can only reserve items belonging to the University Library.

    Find your curriculum

    Information on how to find your reading list (student.oslomet.no).

    Order books

    • Search for the document in our search engine Oria (oria.no).
    • If the book is checked out from the library, you can log in to Oria (with the same username and password as in Canvas/Feide) and order by clicking the "Request" button. If the book is not owned by any of the OsloMet libraries, you can click on the "Norwegian Academic Libraries" in the drop-down menu, to see if the book is available at any other libraries. You then order the book in the same way you order a checked out book.
    • You will be notified by SMS when the book is ready and can be picked up. If you have ordered an article, this will be sent to you by post (internal mail to employees).

    Employees: Please contact us if you have any problems with signing in. 

    Inter library loans: If you have questions about inter library loans, please contact your faculty library. 

    External users can only reserve OsloMet's material, we do not borrow items from other libraries for external users. 

    Loan renewal

    • Log in to Oria (oria.no) in the top right corner, the click "My loans". External users and students not connected to OsloMet must contact the library to renew loans.
    • Click the "Renew" button on the loans you wish to renew. If the loan isn't renewable, you'll find that it says "not renewable", and you must deliver the loan instead. 

    You can renew loans up to five times if there is no waiting list. Loans from other libraries can be renewed by contacting your faculty library. 

    Login help in Oria (unit.no, Norwegian only), also includes guidance for external users.

    Employees: Please contact us if you have problems with signing in. 

    Order articles in Oria

    • Search the article title in Oria (oria.no).
    • If you do not get a match for the article in Oria, check the box "Include material your institution doesn't have access to" in the facet menu, to the right of the result list under "Tweak my results". You will then get articles OsloMet does not have access to but can order. You can also try with a search for the journal title. 
    • If the journal is not available at OsloMet, choose the tab "Norwegian academic libraries" in the Search Scope drop-down menu above the search field.
    • In the result list, locate the article you want, click on it, then choose the button called "Resource sharing request".
    • Make sure as many of the following fields as possible are filled in on the order form: article title, journal title, author(s), volume, issue, page number and year.

    Note: Article copies can only be ordered if OsloMet does not have the article in printed or electronic form. 

    Ordering via databases

    1. Search for the article in your database of choice (oria.no).
    2. Click on the icon @OsloMet in the results list.
    3. Click on the Full Text link if possible. If it is not available in full text however, click "Find and order" and fill out the order form. Then scroll down the page and click on "Order Document / Request".

    Borrowing AV equipment

    Did you know that students and employees at OsloMet can loan audiovisual equipment for projects? Borrow AV equipment.

  • Newspapers, dictionaries and encyclopedias

    Newspapers

    Get access to a wide range of digital newspapers at campus and at home.

    Pressreader (oria.no): This database provides access to a variety of newspapers and magazines from around the world. Titles include Dagbladet, Aftenposten, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Guardian and Forbes. Issues are archived for 90 days. Download the PressReader app while connected to the campus wireless network. This enables off-campus access as well, for a period of one week. To renew your subscription, simply log in to the app next time you are on campus.

    Media archives

    The National Library of Norway’s Newspaper Archive (oria.no): Extensive archive of both local and national Norwegian newspapers. Most titles are available two weeks after publication, and the material can be downloaded as PDF. Contact your library for access options.

    Atekst Retriever (oria.no): Digital media archive with sources from Nordic print and online media, as well as TV and radio sources. Includes an analysis tool. The University Library grants access to Atekst for students and faculty for academic purposes. Click the link for details.

    Dictionaries and reference works

    Access to dictionaries and encyclopedias such as Ordnett and Oxford English Dictionary (oria.no).

  • OsloMet student theses, films, journals, reports, dissertations and digital textbooks

    Student theses, dissertations, scientific articles and more

    OsloMet's institutional Repository, ODA - Open Digital Archive (oda.oslomet.no), includes academic work, report series, doctoral theses, passed master's theses and a selection of up to five bachelor's theses per year produced at OsloMet. Information about publishing (ansatt.oslomet.no).

    Recordings of lectures, events and more

    FilMet (film.oslomet.no) is OsloMet's portal for educational films. Here you will find videos that explain difficult topics and make it easier to study and revise. In addition, you can find recordings from events and the like. Information about FilmMet (film.oslomet.no, Norwegian only).

    Publishing reports, expositions, and dissertations

    Skriftserien (skriftserien.oslomet.no, Norwegian only) publishes printed reports, expositions and other information related to OsloMet. Skriftserien also publishes PhD theses originating from OsloMet's doctoral programmes, in agreement with candidates who wish to publish further. On the website you can order printed editions or download PDF’s. On the staff pages you can read more about Skriftserien (ansatt.oslomet.no).

    Open Access journals

    OJS (journals.oslomet.no) is the publishing platform for OsloMet's scientific Open Access journals. About publishing Open Access journals on our staff pages (ansatt.oslomet.no).

    Digital textbooks

    Bokskapet (bokskapet.oslomet.no) publish holistic and nationally oriented digital textbooks on the Open edX platform and in an ePub format. It’s done with an open repurpose license in line with what we call the PISA model. The offer is free of charge, and you can log in with Feide or create a personal account. Each editor is responsible for the academic content, while Bokskapet ensures document quality. Information about Bokskapet (bokskapet.oslomet.no).