Borrowing from the library - for external users
The NTNU University Library is a public library, which means that anyone can borrow from our collections. The loan period is usually four weeks. Loans are free of charge for all users of the library.
Services such as copying an article or ordering books from other libraries are also free of charge for private users, students and employees at NTNU and for partners of the NTNU University Library, while external companies and institutions are charged a fee.
How do you register for borrowing?
To borrow from the library you need to be registered for borrowing. Bring valid ID, tell us your address of residenc and contact one of our libraries to register for borrowing.
If you a have a national library card, a library card from a public library or from another university or university college, you can usually use it at the NTNU University Library after it’s been registered in our system.
What can you borrow from the library?
Most of the books in the library’s physical collections can be borrowed. Printed journals and newspapers can usually only be used in the library. E-journals and e-books are available on computers in the library.
How do you borrow from the library?
To borrow from our libraries you have to be registered for borrowing.
In Oria, you can search through both printed and digital collections from more than a hundred academic and research libraries in Norway. Choose the tab “Universitetsbiblioteket” if you want to search our collections. In order to access e-journals and e-books, you need to be connected to the IP-address of the institution.
When you’ve found what you were looking for, you can see which library has the document under the tab ‘Plasseringer’ and pick it up yourself.
To check out documents from our libraries, please use the check-out machine. If there are no check-out machines in the library, please contact the staff.
You can also order loans or copies from the library. You may have to pay for this service.
The loan period is normally 4 weeks. There may be restrictions due to material type or library unit. A loan can be renewed if there is no reservation on it. For external borrowers maximum loan period is 90 days.
Loans can be renewed, as long as no one else has reserved the document. You have to log on to Oria and go to "My Account".
There can be several reasons why you can not renew yourself. In such cases, please contact your local library.
How do you return borrowed documents?
You can return borrowed books to any of NTNU’s libraries. Borrowed documents are placed in the return box by the library entrance. At the Dragvoll Library and at the Gjøvik Library you must return your borrowed documents in the return automat.