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University Library

The libraries are open as usual. Please use a face mask when distance is not possible.

  • 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 (, 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 (

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

      You can renew your loans by signing in to Oria using your OsloMet username and password (FEIDE). If you do not have FEIDE credentials please contact the library for help. External users and students from other institutions must contact the library to renew their loans.

  • Newspapers, dictionaries and encyclopedias

  • 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 OsloMet. 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 ODA ( you will find reports, curricular learning objects and student theses with grades A and B, produced at OsloMet. 

    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.