Opening hours

Information regarding Covid-19

We encourage all visitors to keep at least 2 m. distance to each other, and to kindly make use of the automatic antibac-dispensers placed at the entrance. Please notice that the maximum period of time you can stay at the library is now 2 hours.

Due to the new guidlines regarding covid-19, all exhibitions are now temporarily closed. So is the café.

The Library

  • The library at Solli plass is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 situation in Oslo. For the time being, we have no opening date, but are awaiting new guildlines.  Keep up to date on the situation on our website or on Facebook.

Reference desk

  • Get in touch via Ask the National Library.
    Email and access to the Web Library will be processed Monday to Friday from 9am–7pm. Saturday: 10am–2pm.Telephone service Monday–Friday 9am–3pm. Saturday: 10am–4pm.

    The reference desk will be closed 13.05, 17.05, 22.05 and 24.05.

  • The Kafé is temporarily closed.

The Map Centre

  • The Map Centre is temporarily closed.

Film and Music library

  • Due to covid-19 restrictions, all visits need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact film@nb.no or musikk@nb.no.

Special Reading Room

  • Due to covid-19 restrictions, all visits need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact spesiallesesalen@nb.no.

The National Library is closed during national holidays.