- The purpose of the University Library is to lend
literature and other material
and to give access to information in electronic form
for study and research purposes.
Many of the library's services
require a library card. The library card
can be used at all
faculty libraries. Borrowers are personally
responsible for their library card, and loss of the library card must be
reported immediately to prevent any abuse. Borrowers
must make sure that information about address,
incl. e-mail address, tel. number, etc., are correct. Valid identification
with the holder's photograph is required in order to obtain a library
Students and staff at the
University of Bergen use
their own study/id card as a library card.
University Library makes use of
e-mail to send messages to its borrowers.
Books may normally be borrowed for a period of
four weeks. The loan period must be observed. The loan period can be reduced
for books on reservation lists. Special rules apply for textbooks. Loan
restrictions are imposed on certain kinds of material. Overdue books with
reservations must be returned immediately. Other loans may usually be renewed. Loans must be returned during periods of
extended absence. It is not permitted to take library material abroad. Lending
library material to a third party is not allowed.
If overdue literature is not
returned after two overdue notices, borrowers will, after receiving a
third overdue notice, be refused further loans from the University
of Bergen Library until the borrowed material has been returned. In order to get
back their library privileges borrowers must return the overdue literature
and pay a service charge.
On request, a receipt is issued on returning a library loan.
Borrowers are responsible for
lost or damaged material. Marking text or
writing in library material is considered damage. Lost material that later reappears is still the library's property.
The cost of replacement, minus a service charge, will be refunded if the receipt for the
replacement is presented.
Periodicals are usually for loan on the library premises only.
Borrowers may take photocopies of articles for their own use at a
service charge. Copy machines are available in all library departments.
Electronic periodicals and other electronic
documents can be read on all PCs which are connected to the University
Regulations for the
Picture Collection, see:
Regulations for the Special Collections, see:
Borrowers not resident in Bergen should preferably use the local public or county library.
Students registered on distance learning programmes at the University of
Bergen may contact the University Library
Staff and students at the
University of Bergen
can order interlibrary loans for study and
research purposes of material not found in our own collections.
There is a service charge on
some of the library's services. See
Violation of library regulations
may lead to the loss of library privileges. Exemption from the lending regulations
may be granted in special cases.