Opening hours

The National Library has now opened its reference desk, quiet reading room, cafe and exhibitions.u003cbr /u003ernu003cbr /u003ernWhen visiting us, kindly register either digitally or manually at the reception desk. For the time being you will need a ticket to join our events and guided tours.

The Library and exhibitions

Reference desk

  • Monday–Friday: 9am–7pm. Saturday: 10pm–3pm
    Telephone hours: Monday–Friday: 10am–3pm.
  • Get in touch via Ask the National Library.
    Email and access to the Web Library will be processed Monday to Friday from 9am–6pm. Saturday: closed.Telephone service Monday–Friday 9am–3pm.
  • Reading room

    • Monday–Friday: 9am–9pm. Saturday: 10pm–6am.
      The National Library’s materials are only available between 9am–7pm on weekdays (10pm–3am on Saturdays).

Kafé Å

Film and Music library

  •  Please contact film@nb.no or musikk@nb.no prior to your visit.

Special Reading Room (private archives and rare material)

  • Monday–Wednesday and Friday: 9am–3.30pm. Thursday: 9am–7pm. Saturday – closed.
    E-mail: spesiallesesalen@nb.no.

The National Library is closed during national holidays.