Press (ENG)

We wish media and press welcome to Deichman.

For questions about Deichman (Oslo Public Library), please contact communications director, Jørn Johansen (, +47 900 97 250).

Digital press room

Here you will find press releases, selected photos, contact information for the communication team and useful documents and links.

Photos and video

In our image bank you will find photos of all our libraries as well as our spokespeople. The media may use the images when referring to Deichman in general or one of our libraries provided that the photographer and/or Deichman is credited. Search for the library or person you need a photo of, and download the picture at the required size.

From the left: Library director Knut Skansen, department director for Deichman Bjørvika Merete Lie and Communications director Jørn Johansen

About Deichman

Deichman operates 22 branch libraries all over Oslo. We are Norway's largest and oldest public library, founded in 1785.

Deichman wants to contribute to a society where everyone has a sense of belonging, ownership and commitment – towards both the community and their own lives. No matter why you come here, you will leave with something.

Deichman Public Library is the agency for the public libraries in the City of Oslo.

Knut Skansen is the library director and director of the agency.

Deichman Bjørvika

Deichman Bjørvika is Oslo’s main library, centrally located between Oslo Central Station and the Opera House.

Here you will find six floors containing literature, reading and study areas, stages, a movie theatre and workshops – for young and old.

Merete Lie is the department director for Deichman Bjørvika.

Deichman Bjørvika

Deichman Bjørvika - Erik Thallaug

Do you have any questions about Deichman Bjørvika?

Please contact communications director Jørn Johansen:,

+47 900 97 250.