The National Library (NB) is the premier source of information about Norway, Norwegians and Norwegian culture. Its functions include establishing, preserving and making a wide variety of collections available. The National Library preserves and makes the information that shapes our society accessible to the present and the future, regardless of how and in which medium it was published. The National Library is situated in Oslo and Mo i Rana and has 400 employees. The National Library has been assigned with coordinating responsibilities for library development in Norway.
The National Library of Norway has embarked on the process of digitizing its complete collection. The Norwegian cultural heritage will be transferred to digital formats for preservation and access purposes. How copyrighted material will be digitized and how access will be granted, will be decided in a dialogue with the rights holders.
The National Library wants to offer easy access for as many users as possible to the heritage which has been placed in our care. You are welcome to our renovated National Library at Henrik Ibsens gate 110, Oslo, where you can use our reading rooms and visit the exhibits and events that highlights the important parts of the Norwegian cultural heritage which can be found in the National Library. And of course you can visit our web site and digital library at www.nb.no