The National Library of Norway (Norwegian: Nasjonalbiblioteket) was established in 1989. Its principal task is "to preserve the past for the future". The library is located both in Oslo and in Mo i Rana. The building in Oslo was restored and reopened in 2005.Work out when and for how long to visit National Library (Nasjonalbiblioteket) and other Oslo attractions using our handy Oslo trip planner.
Prior to the existence of the National Library, the University Library of Oslo was assigned the tasks that normally fall to a national library.
The Norwegian ISBN Agency, responsible for assigning ISBNs with prefix 82- and 978-82-, is part of the National Library of Norway. The National Library is also responsible for legal deposits made from publishers in Norway. All material is to be submitted free of charge.
National Library (Nasjonalbiblioteket) Reviews
Besides the other library facilities. But only in Norwegian. On the first floor there is newspaper and magazine reading space and a small bookstore. On the second floor there is a Cafe you really... more »
Excellent building with a lot of interesting books. This is the perfect activity for a rainy or snowy day. The staff are lovely and friendly too. more »
The librarians are ignorant and they are not willing to give some help or information at all. I talked to a person at entrance information desk then he sendt me to other two librarians. They are really a disaster. When you ask them for information what they're giving you is 100% irrelevant and they did willingly to misdirect you. They don't have any respect. May be they didn't like working at summer. I don't know, but they are really disasters.
The internet (Nasjonalbiblioteket) stopped in the middle of my work. The staff/a woman was so aggressive with telling me what to do. Calm down! It has crazy regulation that if you want to go to the reading sal you need to put everything in a closet and then use a plastic bag to put your laptop or books in it so you can go in! is that environmental? it that convenient? where is the logic?!
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