The Bergen University Library is a public academic
library. Anybody who is 18 years or more, and who needs library
materials for research, study or similar purposes, may borrow literature
from the University Library. Interlibrary loan services provide
materials which are not found in our own collections.
The library consists of seven faculty
libraries. Many of the library services require a library card. A
library card may be obtained at one of the faculty libraries. The
library card can be used at all special and research libraries in
Norway. Users are required to familiarize with circulation policies
and respect them.
The University Library has developed its collections
primarily to support research and study taking place at the University
of Bergen. In addition to books and periodicals in printed form, the
library has in recent years made available a steadily increasing
electronic journals in fulltext format.
Literature on a particular subject is found at its respective
BIBSYS, the library's online catalog, provides information on
where materials are located. BIBSYS can also be accessed on the
The library has special
collections for photographs, manuscripts, newspapers and maps.