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Kunsthøgskolens bibliotek. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen
Kunsthøgskolens bibliotek. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen

The Library

New books in the library

Anyone can use the library.

Opening hours

The library is staffed Monday - Friday 09:00-19:00.

Students and faculty have access to the library Monday - Friday 08:00-22:00. Use your keycard to enter the library outside of the regular opening hours. External patrons can use the library between 09:00-19:00.

Contact us

Follow the KHiO Library at Instagram: @khiobiblioteket 

Tel: +47 22 99 55 10
E-mail: bibliotek@khio.no
Postal address: Pb. 6853 St. Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo

Are the library's group rooms available?

Check TimeEdit (select Bibliotek Grupperom 1 or Bibliotek film- og grupperom).

Events in the Library

The event space of the Library can be booked by students and emloyees to have talks, exhibitions, debates, presentations of student-assignments and so on. For booking, contact bibliotek@khio.no.

Purchase Request

The library welcomes suggestions for new books, journals and databases. Purchase requests can be sent to bibliotek@khio.no.

EndNote-license

The Oslo National Academy of the Arts will not be renewing its EndNote-license. The license expires on October 1. The library recommends the reference management tool Zotero, and can help you make the transition. Contact the library if you need you move your reference library from EndNote to Zotero.

E-resources

Foto: Kristine Jakobsen
Foto: Kristine Jakobsen

Oslo National Academy of the Arts has access to a number of digital resources, such as e-books, e-journals and databases covering several disciplines. Here is an overview of relevant resources categorized by subject.

  = Off-campus access via Feide login. (Your KHiO username and password).

E-books

Oslo National Academy of the Arts provides access to a number of relevant e-books.

You can find e-books by searching in Oria. Choose e-books in the right-hand menu to limit your search. In addition to titles purchased or subscribed to by the library, you can find openly available e-books as well.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

E-books from this collection can be read online, but can also be downloaded by creating a user account. When downloaded, the e-book is available offline for a week. If you are unable to access an e-book, it may already be in use by someone else. You can try downloading it later, or put in a request. You will then be notified when the e-book is available.

Digital access to the National Library's collection

Faculty at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts can log in at www.nb.no with Feide-ID for direct access. Everyone else must apply for access. You must then contact the library to get the access approved.


E-journals

Journals A-Å (Oria)

Complete overview of e-journals subscribed to by the library.


Fine Art / Design / Art and Craft 


Art & Architecture Complete 

Journals, e-books and pictures about art, design and architecture.

ARTstor  

1.9 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Digitalt Museum

Norwegian museum collections: art, arts and crafts, cultural history and much more.

Europeana

Explore 48,633,358 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe.

KunstBib

Norwegian bibliography of art history.

Materia

Material database with descriptions of 2600+ materials for architects and designers, within the following categories: Ceramics, Coatings, Concretes, Glass, Metals, Natural stones, Other naturals, Plastics, Wood.

NYPL Digital Collections

The New York Public Library has scanned more than 840,000 images in high resolution. The database is updated daily and includes prints, photographs, maps, posters, menus, illustrations, catalogues etc.

UbuWeb

Educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.


Dance and Theater 


Colombine

Nordic theatre publisher.

Doollee.com

Modern dramatists and plays written in or translated to English. From 1956-.

Drama Online  

Plays, scientific publications, audio plays and video recordings of theater performances

Dramas

Script distribution and rights clearance for Norwegian amateur theatre.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text 

Fulltext journal articles and e-books.

Manusbanken 

Contemporary Norwegian Plays.

Medici.tv 

Classical music videos.

The Norwegian National Theatre

The Norwegian National Theatre script archive.

Nordiska Strakosch

Nordic publishing house for drama.

Sceneweb

A national performing arts archive

UbuWeb

Educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.


Classical Music and Opera


Aria database

Collection of information about opera and operatic aria.

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library

Classical sheet music.

IPA Source 

Transcriptions and translations of arias and songs.

Medici.tv 

Classical music videos.

Operabase

Operabase has documented operatic activity worldwide since 1996, with over 410,000 performances on file. It records the work of artists in over 900 theatres, and publishes season information to opera-goers in 23 languages.


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Encyclopedia Britannica 

A general knowledge English-language encyclopedia.

Ordnett 

Dictionaries: Norwegian and English


Artistic Research 


CRIStin

Research and artistic development at Norwegian universities, colleges and institutes.

KHiODA

Oslo National Academy of the Arts' repository. Contains artistic research and research results produced by our academic staff and fellows, plus documentation of the students' final exams works (exhibitions, performances, texts).

Research Catalogue

The Research Catalogue (RC) is a non-commercial, collaboration and publishing platform for artistic research.

Feel free to ask your librarian for help!

Research and publishing

Artistic Research and Publishing

Registerering artistic research in Cristin

Employees at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts have to register their own artistic research results in CRIStin, the national registry for research. If you have questions or need help to register, contact the library at: KUF-dokumentasjon@khio.no

  • CRIStin - Search and register in CRIStin
  • CRIStin - Links to useful information

Documentation of artistic research

The results of your artistic research must also be uploaded into the institutional repository KHIODA. The library is in charge of the repository. Send the documentation of your research to: KUF-dokumentasjon@khio.no. Please include a summary/abstract when you send the files. The archive supports different formats such as documents, audiovisual materials, photo documentation, etc.

Choosing a publication channel

There are numerous peer-reviewed journals within the design and arts fields. Read more about publication channels and self-archiving here.

Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

NSD is responsible for the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. This forms the basis for research publications that have an impact on the weighted funding model. Here you can search for authorised publication channels, also within the design and arts fields: Search the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.

Literature searches for systematic reviews

Are you working on an artistic research project that involves a systematic review? The library can conduct the literature search for you. Contact us for further information.

ISBN and ISSN

The library administers the institutional ISBN range (International Standard Book Number) and takes care of the legal depositing of all materials produced with the National Library in Mo i Rana. For more information about ISBN and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), please see this page.

For teaching staff

Copyright clearance for curriculum and making digital coursepacks

Copyright clearance

The Kopinor Higher education licence requires curriculum and other necessary learning material in the form of book excerpts to be registered for clearance in Bolk when it is copied and made available to the students. Remember to register for clearance before copying and sharing with students. Book excerpts and coursepacks to be used for a new group of students must be re-registered for clearance. The licence allows for up to 15% of a book to be copied and distributed. Read more about the scope of copying here.

Making digital coursepacks

Bolk offers a complete solution for making digital coursepacks, from ordering to digital delivery of content. In Bolk you can search for book excerpts from both Norwegian and international textbooks. You can compile material found in Bolk, and order digital coursepacks for different subjects. If the material does not exist in Bolk, you can scan it yourself and upload a pdf-file to your coursepack. The complete coursepack is then delivered as a pdf-file, including front page and table of contents, and can then be distributed to the students in Canvas. The finished coursepack is not copy protected, and the students can use it without restrictions.

Contact the library if you need a Bolk user account. Once you have a profile you can log in using Feide. The library can also help you get started in Bolk

Step-by-step guide for Bolk: Bolk på 1-2-3 (Norwegian language only).

Publicly available student performances

If you are responsible for a student performance and want it to be made publicly available, you need to obtain consent from all the participants. You can download the consent form here (Norwegian language only).

Book courses for your students

The library offers courses in information literacy for students on demand. Contact the library if you wish to book a course for your students. You can find an overview of the courses we offer here.

Course and guidance

Kildebruk, opphavsrett og kurs. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen
Kildebruk, opphavsrett og kurs. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen

The library offers guidance to students and faculty in the use of all of our resources: the library catalogue, the databases we subscribe to and other electronic resources, how to navigate the collection, etc. Feel free to ask us any time. You can come by and ask the librarian at the front desk, or send us an email with your questions. If you want a more in-depth guidance, you can "borrow a librarian" for a meeting about whatever topic you want to learn more about.

The library can also provide guidance and courses in literature searching, source assessment, and the reference management tool Zotero. These programs help you organise your sources, make citing and referencing easier, and automatically generate bibliographies in your text. We can help you with the installation and get you started. We also offer more extensive courses in Zotero, both individually and in groups. The courses can be held both physically and digitally via Zoom. Send us an email if you wish to book a course: bibliotek@khio.no.

See the course overview for a complete list of the courses we offer.

About the library

The Oslo National Academy of the Arts library is one of Norways largest art libraries, specialising in fine arts , design, art and craft, dance, opera, and theater. The library is open to the public.

Om BiblioteketThe library collection

The physical collection consists of books, magazines, journals, films, theater scripts, and a unique collection of artists' books. . The library also subscribes to a number of digital resources, such as e-books, digital journals, magazines, and various databases.

The library has a collection of recordings of student performances. These recordings are no longer loanable, since they require written consent from each participant. Contact the library for more information.

The library staff

Henrik Grødem 

Kristine Jacobsen

Einar Thor Jonsson 

Nina Eskild Riege (Teamleader)

Live Vikøren

Student staff


  • Maria Skulevold Carlsen 
  • Hanne Sofie Lillehaug
  • Dilani Fadnes Yogendran