The University library at Ullandhaug is closed due to detection of asbestos in the building. The library still offers limited library services Monday to Friday, at 9 am to 3 pm.
The dust was found on top of ventilation ducts under the ceiling in the library.
– No asbestos was found in the air. In any case, we are taking precautions to ensure that the dust that is found is removed safely, says Frode Alvheim, director of building and land management at UiS.
Statsbygg owns the building and is responsible for remediating it when asbestos dust is detected. They are working full-time on the case. More tests will be performed.
Prepared as quickly as possible
It is of the highest priority to clean up the asbestos so that the building can be prepared for normal use as quickly as possible.
The library is expected to be "declared healthy" by the end of January.
We will continuously update this page with new information.
The case has been reported to the Arbeidstilsynet (Norwegian labour inspection authority) and the UiS' Occupational Health Service has been involved.
Library help and other services
The library information desk is open Monday to Friday at 9am – 3am. Follow the signs by the library entrance to find us. Here you can ask question about referencing and searching in Oria, as well as other things we usually help with at the service desk. We are available by email and telephone:
You can return books at our information desk, or in our return box. The return box is by the main entrance to Kjølv Egeland House, closest to the library. The return box is available 24/7.
Like the rest of the library, you cannot access the printers in the library. There are many other printers on campus that you can use instead. Read more about printing and UiS and contact IT if you need help with this.
Available printers at UiS:
- Arne Rettedals lobby 1. floor
- Arne Rettedals V-wing second floor.
- Library Bjergsted
- Library Arkeologisk museum
- Hulda Garborgs, O-108
- Hulda Garborgs, N-wing, 1. floor
- Hagbard Lines, U-wing, U-204
- Ellen and Axel Lunds, V-wing, second floor.
- Kjell Arholms, U-110, first floor.
- Kjell Arholms, U-022, U (basement).
- Elise Ottesen-Jensens, first floor.
- Student's building, second floor.
- Kjølv Egelands C-blokk, second floor. exit
- Kjølv Egelands D-blokk, 3th floor.
- Kjølv Egelands E-blokk, 4.th floor. corner
- Ivar Langens, second floor.
You can easily find printers using Mazemap.
The University of Stavanger apologizes to students who have to find other places than the library to read for exams while closed. Fortunately, there are many options:
- There are many available reading spaces in Arne Rettedal's house.
- Students can use Mazemap to find an overview of all reading spaces on campus.
- Arne Rettedals hus is now open 24 hours a day, so student areas there can be used. There are also available group rooms that can be booked in Time Edit.
- Dataverkstedet (The Data Lab) is mostly accessible and 24/7.
- Almost all available teaching rooms can be used for independent study.
- StOr reports that there is space available at Studentens Hus
- The libraries at Archaeological Museum and Bjergsted have availalbe study spaces, which can be used during their opening hours.
- Sølvberget Library have opened up more spaces for students who need somewhere to study. Check out their Instagram for more information.