Information regarding coronavirus (covid-19)

Stay updated on information on information about the Corona virus for students Don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions. 

Access from home

Install VPN to access our digital collection. You can find more information about remote access here. Always use VPN while you are browsing academic literature while you are not on campus, as this ensures access to our subscribed collections. For students at the School of Health Sciences, you can register for a free account at (to access tools like Amed). Make sure to connect to VPN while using ‘helsebiblioteket’ to access our subscribed collections.

Borrowing time

All current loans, including day loans, will be renewed and no fines will accrue while the library is closed. Information about returning of books will be arranged and distributed at a later date. Please keep up to date by visiting our website and by checking your e-mail regularly. You can order books and printouts of articles for pickup at the library. Inter-Library Loan: As of now, inter-library loans of physical books is not possible. Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot email articles, but you can order to collect at campus.

Help with searching?

Book a meeting with a librarian via video link/zoom Monday-Friday 9-15. The library provides research guidance for searching, citing and evaluating resources. Book a meeting.

Writing and studyguidance with a student assistant

Please contact the student assistants via Facebook or book a meeting via video link/Zoom every Wednesday 9-15 or Thursday 9-12. Book a meeting. Other questions? Drop us an email at:

Groupwork online

We recommend that you follow the advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Avoid unnecessary contact with others and keep a distance of 2 metres or more. We strongly recommend that you rather use online tools for working together – e.g. “Goups” in Canvas: Under “People” in the course meny, you may create a new grouproom, or even enable conferences (look for the tool “big blue button”). Below are guides on how to use these tools: Groups: Conferences (possible to use conferences within group rooms):

E-books We are working on finding solutions, as our current collection of e-books are limited. More information will be added here as soon as possible.We have an updated newspage with online resources; some e-book services have opened for the public, and Deichmanske public library has an english e-book app named Libby. More about these online offers here (in norwegian). You might want to consider purchasing books, such as syllabus books or method books: We suggest pages like amazon, bookdepostitory, adlibris or akademika. There are no hidden fees on books, so price + shipping is what you’ll pay even when purchasing internationally.