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Suggestions for acquisition of academic literature are preferred to just
its interlibrary loan. Please fill in
this form to suggest new
acquisitions. It is however possible for students and staff members to
obtain literature for academic purposes by interlibrary loan from both
Norwegian and foreign libraries.
How long does it take?
How long can a book be borrowed for?
What can be ordered by interlibrary loan?
Old books. Lending regulations vary considerably in the case of old books. Some libraries operate with a policiy whereby books printed before a cerytain year are not to be borrowed. Other libraries take into account the physical condition of the book and how unique it may be. Generally speaking, we can try to borrow old books from other libraries, but we cannot promise anything.
Journals. As a rule, it is not possible to borrow journals from
other libraries. It is however possible to order photocopies, which the
users must pay for at NKR 60 per article. Members of staff, scholarship
holders and any others the departments pay for are required to provide
the borrower number of their institution as they place their order.
Foreign doctoral dissertations. It is generally possible to borrow
foreign doctoral dissertations from the university they were originally
submitted to. United States is an exception here. Dissertations from the
United States must be bought from University Microfilms (UMI). Such
dissertations may be ordered as ordinary books from the University
Library. Otherwise users can buy them directly from UMI fairly quickly.
They cost around NKR 300-400.
Newspapers. Norwegian and Nordic newspapers may be borrowed in microfilm form. The same applies to magazines, provided that they are available in microfilm. Please note that it is not possible to borrow newspapers or magazines in their original printed form. It is not possible to borrow newspapers from outside the Nordic countries, but photocopies of articles can usually be obtained.
Maps cannot be borrowed from any library.
Last updated 18.09.06 by mct.
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