About the Library
Welcome to BI’s Library, one of Europe’s most modern academic and research libraries.
Collecting and returning books while the physical library is closed
- BI Students and employees may borrow books from the Library
Order the books in Oria, and we will send them to you. Not at your home address? Let us know if you want the books to be sent to another Norwegian address by adding a comment when you order. You may keep the books while campus remains closed. However, we encourage you to return books which you no longer need.
- Return books
You can return books you have borrowed at all campuses. We have boxes outside or just inside the entrance to the buildings:
Oslo and Trondheim: Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:00 (outside the building)
Bergen and Stavanger: Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:00 (inside the building)
You can also send books by post.
- You can disregard fines while we are closed. For the time being no one will receive any fines and compensation claims.
About the Library
The library services available at BI Norwegian Business School include the main library in Oslo, the libraries at Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger campuses, as well as the digital library, which is always open!
For information about opening hours and contact information, check each library’s home page.
Using the Library services
- BI student or BI employee?
"Log in" at the top of this page or from portal.bi.no
- Not a BI student or BI employee?
If you are not affiliated with BI you may purchase a one-day subscription to borrow books. You don't need to buy a one-day card if you just want to browse our shelves and read newspapers or journals.
The library’s collection mirrors BI’s research and teaching. Regardless of when or where you want to study or research, our digital library will always give you access to information resources.
The library subscribes to approximately 150 databases, giving access to journal articles, e-books and newspaper articles. The selection of subject specific databases reflects BI as a Business School, and can be divided into the following categories:
- Company information and financial data
- Legal sources
- Consumer and market information
- Statistics and macroeconomic data
NB! BI student or BI employee: Please log in to the portal to get more information about each database)
If you have questions regarding the databases please contact Kristin Danielsen
The Norwegian Advertising History Collection
A collection of material relating to Norwegian advertising history is available at the main library, donated in 1989 to the Norwegian School of Marketing by Thor Bjørn Schyberg.
The collection comprises specialist books, slides of advertising posters, newspaper ads, work books and other historical material related to advertising in Norway. The collection also contains framed posters which have been displayed throughout the BI Oslo building. Some of these posters can be found in the library.
If you have questions regarding the collection please contact Hilde Marie Sandstrak