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Illustrasjonsbilde informasjon Closed 14.-21. April 2014

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Special Collections

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.

Pictures from manuscripts from NTNU Library Special Collections


Special Collections is particularly focused on digitizing rare or unique documents. The digitized documents are accessible through the library catalog, BIBSYS and  the portal UB Digital.

All requests for dititization must be made in writing.  See also our general price list.

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 searchable her:


Private archives

About 400 private archives can be found in our list of Archive Indexes (in Norwegian).

Norway's documentary heritage

NTNU University library har four documents listed in the national Memory of the World Register. Read more about NTNU UB's documents and Norway's documentary heritage.

Reading Room

Opening hours

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.

Reading Room Regulations

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