The library P48 is closed until January next year due to renovation. Read about alternative workplaces, e-books, returns, ordering books and status of the work.
The University Library consists of four libraries, a Learning Support Centre, AV services and research support services.
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.
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.no.
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.
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:
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.
Failure to receive a notice does not cancel obligations to pay fees.
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.
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.
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.
Note: Article copies can only be ordered if OsloMet does not have the article in printed or electronic form.
Did you know that students and employees at OsloMet can loan audiovisual equipment for projects? Borrow AV equipment.
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.
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.
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).
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 FilMet (film.oslomet.no, Norwegian only).
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. Information about Skriftserien (ansatt.oslomet.no).
OJS (journals.oslomet.no) is the publishing platform for OsloMet's scientific Open Access journals. About publishing Open Access journals (ansatt.oslomet.no).
OsloMetX (x.oslomet.no) is OsloMet’s digital publishing house for open source teaching material on OpenEdX. A team of 2,5 advisors / publicists support teachers in producing and publishing “digital textbooks” that encourage more active learning methods. Digital textbooks contain short texts, illustrations, short videos and quizzes; all under a Creative Commons-license.
Need help writing academic texts or would you like to improve your study skills? The Learning Support Centre (Studieverkstedet) offers advice and counselling.
Get help with literature searches, publishing, research dissemination, academic English and Norwegian and more.
The University Library supports you with different types of literature searches.
Students and employees can borrow over 40 different types of AV equipment. You can also get help with IT issues.
At the University Library you can either get help organising events or be part of the audience. Join us for "Lunsjpåfyll"!