Opening hours

The National Library has now opened its reference desk, quiet reading room, cafe and exhibitions.

When 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–2pm
    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–2am on Saturdays).

Kafé Å

  • Opening hours: Monday–Friday: 9am–7pm. Saturday: 10am–5pm.

Film and Music library

  •  Please contact film@nb.no or musikk@nb.no.

Special Reading Room

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

The National Library is closed during national holidays.