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Lending rules

Library Card

For students and staff members at OsloMet, the student ID card/admission card also functions as your library card. Others can use a national library card in addition to a picture ID card when borrowing items from our collections. If you do not bring your library card, you need to show another type of picture ID.

Address changes

Students change their addresses via Studentweb, others have to contact the University Library.

Loan Periods

You are personally responsible for the items you borrow and for returning them within the due dates.

Books, student papers etc.

  • Kjeller Campus: Three weeks
  • Pilestredet Campus: Three weeks


  • Kjeller Campus: Two weeks

Films (DVD, VHS)

  • Kjeller Campus: Two weeks
  • Pilestredet Campus: One week

Music and Audiobooks

  • Pilestredet Campus: One week

AV Equipment

  • Pilestredet Campus: One week

Overdue fines - Late Return of Items

The library will send you a reminder two days before the item is due. A second reminder will be sent on the day that the item is to be returned. If you fail to return the item the library will after two weeks send you a 3rd notice. You will then be charged a non-refundable fee of NOK 50 for each book.  
Pay the fee here (for the time being only available in Norwegian - feel free to ask us for help/translation).
Patrons with outstanding fees are not eligible to borrow books or other items from the library. Full access to all library services will be reinstated as soon as the fees are paid in full and the item are returned to the library.

Compensation - Lost or Damaged Items

You are responsible for the items you borrow. If the items are not returned after you receive the 3rd notice, you will be liable to pay a fee according to the following rates:

  • Books: 700 NOK (can be higher if the book is more expensive than 700 NOK).
  • Journals : 200 NOK.
  • CD: 200 NOK.
  • Video/DVD: 500 NOK.
  • Items belonging to other libraries: rates according to the lending library

You may also choose to provide the library with a replacement copy of the missing item. If a replacement copy is provided the fee will be waived.

Pay the compensation fee here (for the time being only available in Norwegian - feel free to ask us for help/translation).
Failure to receive a notice does not cancel obligations to pay fines or fees.

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