New to the library

Welcome! In the library, you will find books, reading areas, and digital offers such as electronic books and journals, databases, and other online resources.

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We hope you will use the library. Use our quick guide to get started with the library and the services that we offer.

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Did you know that we offer many comfortable and modern reading places? You can also get help with exams, thesis writing, research, and publishing.

How to borrow books 

Before you can borrow books from the library you need to pay your semester fee. Then you can download the Student ID app and use it as your library card, or you can use your student card to borrow books. 

Employees, students at other universities or study places, or other people who want access to the library must drop by our help desk during our staffing hours to register as a library patron. 

Searching for books and more 

Use Oria to find the location of the books in the library, as well as access to our online databases, journals, and articles. If you are not on campus you need to use remote access to find our e-resources. 

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If the materials you want to borrow are on loan, you can easily request them in Oria. When your requested material becomes available you will be notified, and you can pick it up in the library. 

In the library, you can locate available materials and borrow them on one of our self-check-out machines. If you need any help, drop by our help desk.

Required reading 

You can borrow books that are required reading in the library.  You can find an overview of your required reading in Canvas, or you can search for it with the reading list system LegantoFind out more about reading lists at UiS.

Syllabus books are now available for one-day loans
Syllabus books for one-day loans will be found on separate shelves, making it easier to find the book you are looking for.

Syllabus books are available for one-day loans. Syllabus books for one-day loans will be found on separate shelves, making it easier to find the book you are looking for.

Courses and events

The Library hosts both academic and social events that are free and open to all, both in Norwegian and English.

Find a course that suits you

Events at the University Library

Chess table and newspapers

You are most welcome to play chess on the chess table in the library, play board games, read newspapers, or borrow a blanket.

Study space 

There are several study spaces in the Ullandhaug library, which you are free to use. Downstairs you can find places to study in silence. You are free to use the Data Lab, which is located on the 2nd floor and can be used whenever it is available.

You can also use study spaces at our libraries in Bjergsted and at the Museum of Archaeology

Printing and copying 

There are many available printers at UiS, which can be used by students and staff. In the library we have several printers. UiS IT is in charge of the printers, and you check out this overview on how to get started with printing and copying. 

Contact us

We offer several classes that will help you with your studies, both in English and Norwegian. You are welcome to contact us at our help desk during staffed hours in the library, send us an email, or call us at +47 51 83 11 00.

Check out our website for more information about the library and our services. 

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