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Gunnerus Library

The Gunnerus Library is the oldest scientific library in Norway, and dates back to 1768 when it was the library of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. The library focuses especially on the academic fields of archaeology, botany and zoology, but is also a general scientific library, and is open to all public.

Gunnerus Library Entrance. Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU Library

The library also has a large collection of literature within the subjects of local history and geneaology. and collaborates with the Dora library regarding geneology research. 

Facilities at the Gunnerus library

Library services in archaeology
See also our Archaeology blog

Archives, manuscripts and rare books

Special Collections

Special type of materials, such as archives, manuscripts and rare books collection must be used in our Special collections reading room. 

Please note that you need to order the material you need at least 24 hours before your visit to the reading room. Please request the material either by email or telephone.

Search for materials using  BIBSYS, UB Digital, Spesialbasene and Arkivportalen (Norwegian only) or contact us for assisted search.

MUBIL project

MUBIL Project live

A new concept is introduced with the launching of 3D books by the NTNU University library, Gunnerus branch in Trondheim. The library has collaborated with Percro laboratory of Scuola Superiore de Santa Anna and has created a game and two prototypes of books where the content of the book is augmented with 3D pop ups, videos audios explanatory texts and becomes a rich virtual experience in an immersive environment! The users are invited to try out the book applications and experience a 3D environment in the library or invite Mubil at their venue! Schools are the main target group and in 2014 workshops will be organised.

Kalvskinnsgt. 1B
Tel: 73 59 22 05
Fax: 73 59 21 99

Opening hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 15.00
Friday: 08.30 - 15.00
Saturday: Closed
Closed on public holidays (red days)

Special Collections Reading Room, 2nd floor

The reading room is open Monday - Friday upon request.

Phone: +47 918 97 859
Email: spesialsamlingene@ub.ntnu.no

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