New books in the library
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Tel: +47 22 99 55 10
Postal address: Pb. 6853 St. Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo
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🔓 = Access on campus or by FEIDE login. (Your KHiO username and password).
The Aria Database is a collection of information about opera and operatic arias. Besides providing basic information about each aria, the Database includes translations for many arias and aria texts for those that are not affected by copyright restrictions. The Database also provides access to a collection of operatic sound files to give visitors an idea of what each aria sounds like. The Aria Database also contains information on available scores and sound files that can be purchased to aid in study and enjoyment. Currently, the Database holds information on the complete operatic aria collections of Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, and Puccini as well as the partial collections of over 50 other composers.
Journals, e-books and pictures about art, design and architecture.
Artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market, and the destination to buy, sell, and research art online. Founded in 1989 with the goal of bringing transparency to the art world, artnet’s comprehensive suite of products offers a variety of art market resources to our audience of collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts.
1.9 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences
Norwegian fulltext newspaper and magazine articles.
Nordic theatre publisher
Research and artistic development at Norwegian universities, colleges and institutes.
Norwegian museum collections: art, arts and crafts, cultural history and much more.
Database of Norwegian poetry.
Modern dramatists and plays written in or translated to English. From 1956-.
Norwegian Theatre Council database of plays.
Campus access only
Explore 48,633,358 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe
Access to high-resolution images of artwork in a number of museums around the world. You can also move around in the museums with Google Street View Technology. It can be defined in the categories Artists, Mediums, Art movements, Historical events, Historical figures, and Places.
Web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
Classical sheet music
Fulltext journal articles and e-books
Transcriptions and translations of arias and songs.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts Digital Archive
Norwegian bibliography of art history.
Contemporary Norwegian Plays
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.
Leading channel for classical music
The Norwegian National Theatre script archive
Nordic publishing house for drama.
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.
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: Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
Database of Norwegian songs.
Catalogue of Norwegian actors and actresses.
For username and password, ask our librarian.
Database of materials for architects and artists.
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.
European art from 1100-1850. (Over 22600 works.)
Feel free to ask your librarian for help!
Library lending policy
Who can borrow?
Students and employees at KHiO can also borrow directly from the libraries of The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and The Norwegian Academy of Music.
The borrower is personally responsible for all loans.
- 30 days for books and sheet music.
- 7 days for DVDs, CDs, theatre manuscripts, curriculum literature and journals.
Encyclopedias and bound journals are not for loan.
You can easily renew your loans by logging in to Oria , by phone or email or by visiting the circulation desk. Loans can usually be renewed as long as the items are not requested by other patrons. The library sends overdue reminders by e-mail/SMS.
If the items are not returned or renewed after the second overdue reminder you will receive a compensation claim of NOK 750,- minimum per item. You will not be allowed to borrow anything else until the claim is sorted out.
Items borrowed from other libraries are processed according to the other library's lending policy.
Loss of a student ID-card must be reported to the library. The library must be notified of any name and address changes
If these regulations are not followed your borrowing priveliges may be revoked.
Information for faculty
New material is added to the Library's already extensive collection on an ongoing basis, to provide faculty and staff with access to a comprehensive range of quality resources in areas of our institution’s education and research. Users are encouraged to be actively involved in selecting new material.
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.
The Kopinor Higher education licence requires all coursepacks consisting of two or more book excerpts to be registered for clearance in Bolk. With the Bolk service, you can search, compile and order digital and/or printed coursepacks through one single solution. Bolk secures overview and budget control. With digital delivery, you avoid extra costs for unsold copies.
The Library can help you with literature searches if you are stuck. For other necessary course information, please contact the student administration! Clearing the rights and/or producing the coursepacks may take up to 3 weeks, so start producing them as soon as possible. For more information, please see this page.
Artistic Research and Publishing
- CRIStin - The Norwegian Research Information System
- KHIODA - Our own institutional repository (digital archive - fulltext, images, sound and film)
- Nora - search Norwegian institutional repositories (open access, fulltext)
- EndNote and Zotero - reference management systems
- Scientific journals, series and publishers
If you have any questions regarding what to register, please contact the library: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Anyone with reading difficulties due to illness or disability can use the services of The Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille (NLB).
Citation and references
Our various training programs aim to develop students’ information literacy skills.
Our goal is that our students should be able to:
- Master general and specific search techniques in information sources relevant to their studies.
- Be critically selective in their choice of information sources.
- Stay updated within their subject area.
- Know how to use and cite sources in an academic work.
- Citation, referencing and copyright
About the library
We can offer faculty and students access to one of Norway's finest and most modern art libraries with vast, updated collections (books, cd's and film), a large collection of journals, - and specialised librarians.
The KHiO Library's collecions cover fine art, crafts, design and performing arts. The collections count approx. 70 000 books, as well as a large collection of films and a number of special collections, including a large collection of Artists' Books. The library also offers access to several digital resources within the subject areas.
In addition, the library subscribes to national and international newspapers.
Hvordan finne frem på biblioteket
- Map of the library
- Hyllesignatur "Ref.": Dette materialet er oppstilt innerst i biblioteket. "Ref." står for "Referansesamling". Dette er materiale som må brukes på stedet. Ikke til hjemlån.
- Hyllesignatur "Nærmag." eller "Mag.": Denne litteraturen må du be bibliotekaren om å finne frem for deg da den er oppstilt i magasin.
- Bibliotekets aller eldste litteratur er pr i dag ikke registrert i vår digitale katalog. Denne må du søke opp i kortkatalogen som du finner vis à vis skranken. Dette materialet står i vårt fjernmagasin, oppstilt etter løpenummer (dvs. etter når det ble kjøpt inn). Her skjuler det seg mye spennende gammelt boklig materiale, - så denne katalogen er absolutt verdt å utforske!
- Samlingene er stilt opp etter Deweys desimalklassifikasjon. De ti hovedklassene innen Dewey .