Digital library collections and services
The digital library is always open
Use Oria to search the library's print and electronic collections
Oria is the library search engine, which can be used to find literature and check if it is available in our collection. Check our help pages for guidance on how to search and request documents in Oria. Can’t find what you need? Suggest a purchase
Oria also contains a searchable database list of important databases within each subject. Below is an additional list of some useful interdisciplinary resources.
Nettbiblioteket: Contains a large number of digital books and other material, such as newspapers and journals. Anyone accessing the database from a Norwegian IP-address will automatically get free access to books, newspapers, magazines and pictures published in Norway before 2001.
For editions from 2001 and onwards, different rules apply:
- Academic employees can access materials directly by logging in with their FEIDE username
- Students and administrative employees must log in with their FEIDE username, apply for access, and then go to their local university library helpdesk. The materials can be accessed during library opening hours on the library premises.
PressReader: PressReader delivers the world's leading newspapers and magazines to you in their original layout and pagination. Issues published within the last 5-6 years are available. The service can be accessed via Oria (link above), where you may be asked to log in (EZproxy); alternatively, if you are connected to the UiB VPN, you can download the PressReader App.
Idunn: Digital platform from the publisher Universitetsforlaget, which gives access to full text articles and open access academic books. Over 70 journals and professional/trade magazines are available. Site available in English.
Ordnett.no: Online dictionary. Norwegian-English/English-Norwegian, and also Norwegian to German, French, Spanish and Italian.
Atekst offers archive searches in over 300 Norwegian newspapers, and are for research purposes and studying. Automatic downloads are not permitted. Several papers have a seven day embargo, but the title and introduction is searchable from the publication date. Atekst charges UiB 10 NOK for every article that is read, so for daily newspaper reading we suggest using PressReader instead.