Deichman consists of 22 local libraries located all over Oslo. Deichman was founded in 1785 and is Norway’s oldest and largest public library. Oslo's new main library, Deichman Bjørvika, is located between Oslo Central Station and the Opera house.
Whoever you are, a Deichman library is a place for you. In our libraries you are welcome to spend time reading, working, relaxing, meeting friends, or enjoying some peace and quiet.
Feel free to borrow whatever you like from our collection of more than a million books, movies, games, CDs and other media. All you need is a library card.How to register for a library card
Library cards are available for everyone who resides in Norway. You need to have a Norwegian social security number, D number, or DUF number to obtain a library card.
Do you need us to help you register? Stop by your local library, and we will assist you.
If you have upgraded your library card to an admission card, you have extended access to these libraries, including weekends and public holidays.
We are continuously working to expand this service to include more libraries.How to upgrade your library card
Log in to your personal account here.
Select the tab marked "Profil".
Scroll down to the button marked "Aktiver meråpent". Click the button.
A pop-up window opens. Confirm that you have read and understood Deichman’s lending regulations by checking the box marked "Jeg har lest og godtatt utlånsreglement".
Click the button marked "Aktiver meråpent".
You are now all set to use your library card as an admission card during extended opening hours.
Deichman libraries offer free use of several tools and facilities. These include:
Use of the tools is free, but you will be charged a small fee for materials such as printing paper and plastic for 3D printing. Contact your local library for more information.