Special Collections includes manuscripts and archives, rare books, photographs, printed and handwritten music, and printed books published before 1850. The collections are part of the Gunnerus Library.
Special Collections is particularly focused on digitizing rare or unique documents. The digitized documents are accessible through the library catalog, BIBSYS. See digitized documents in BIBSYS.
Manuscripts and Rare Books
Both our manuscript and rare books collections are listed and accessible via our library catalogue, BIBSYS.
The library has collected photos from the Trondheim area from the early 1900s, and the collection consists now of about 400.000 photographs and photo negatives. Some of these photos are now available on the Internet. You can search for photos in BIBSYS Galleri.
About 400 private archives can be found in our list of Archive Indexes (in Norwegian).
The reading room is open Monday - Friday upon request.
Please notify your arrival 1 - 2 working days prior to your visit to the Special Collections´ reading room.
The reading room is located in the 2nd floor at the Gunnerus Library.
You need to order the material you need at least 2 days before your visit to the reading room. Please request the material via email or from BIBSYS, our library catalogue.
Phone: +47 918 97 859