University of Bergen Library

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General information about the Science Library

About the Science Library

We cover all subjects that belong to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. You find an overview about printed and electronic recourses within your subject on our Subject Pages for chemistry, physics and technology, biology, geosciences, mathematics and computer science.

You can also follow us on facebook to get information about new books, courses and other news about in the library. 

Finding literature

To find out what is available at the library, just go to our webpage www.uib.no/ub and use our search engine ORIA. In ORIA you can find and order books belonging to the University of Bergen or to other Norwegian libraries. If you cannot find the book you are looking for, make a purchase suggestion or order a loan from another library, in Norway or abroad. You will be notified when the book arrives. For university employees, these services are free of charge.  In Oria you can also renew your loans. You can find more information about searching, lending or and renewing your loans  at the top of the page under ‘Using the Library’. Here you also find more information about access and use of e-books.


The University Library offers access to over 16 000 academic journals. If you are denied access to an important paper, you can order a print copy and pick it up from the library within a few days (usually the day after).

The University Library provides access to Web of Science, one of the largest databases in Science. Go to our Subject Pages to find information about databases, new books in your field and where to find them. You will find the subject pages from the menu ditt fag/your subject and choose Realfag/Sciences.

Whenever you use Google scholar/books, make sure you change the settings to activate the University of Bergen ‘Library Link’ function. The More at UiB function will check access, or when necessary, guide you to a proxy server and enable you to find printed versions or allow you to order the document.

 Reference managmenet

A site license provided by the University Library allows University employees to download and install EndNote on their private computers, or ask the IT-department to install it on their office computers. We regularly offer EndNote-courses, just check the calendar on the right hand side of the library webpage to get information about the next upcoming course.

 Help, guidance and courses

For basic question regarding access or loans, use the library chat in the red window at the bottom of the library webpage. For field-specific question we have subject specialists that have master degrees or PhDs in science. On the Subject Pages you find contact information to the subject specialist in your field.

You can find more information for the writing process at the top of the page under ‘Writing and Searching’ . Students and employees can also ‘book a librarian’ and get individual help with information searching and guidance how to locate relevant literature.

 Fund for Open Access publications

The University of Bergen has established a publication fund to cover the costs for publishing Open Access. It is the University Library that administrates the fund and you can find more information about the requirements and how to apply here.