The Nordic Library Conference 2012 featured a library tour on Wednsday the 16th to the Library of Drammen.
The tour included 5 presentations:
- Kunnskap til lunsj by Birgithe Schumann-Olsen
- Bibarena by Petter von Krogh
- Lesesirkelmetode by Camilla Sørbye
- Popkult by Beate Ranheim
- Eventyr fra mange land by Hilde I. Søberg & Britt Kroken Kjenes (To be updated)
About the Library
In December 2004, the City Council unanimously agreed that there should be a “knowledge park” in Drammen. They also decided to establish a new library that would accommodate both Drammen Library, Buskerud County Library and the library at Buskerud University College, Dept. Drammen.
This is the first time in Norway that three libraries with different audiences, differentowners and their own administrations, have joined forces to form a joint library service to the public. The idea behind Drammen Library is that whether a child, adult, pupil, student, genealogist, researcher and etc visits the library all their needs should be met within one library. By joining together, the institutions also offer a much wider range of collections to users.
The library is easily accessible on the bottom three floors of Papirbredden and offers approximately 5,000 square meters. Construction began on 1 May 2005. The library opened to students and staff at Buskerud University College 3 January, and to the general public 26 February 2007.