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Welcome to The Gunnerus Library


The Gunnerus Library was founded in 1768 as library to the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and is the oldest scientific library in Norway (History of the Gunnerus Library).

The library is one of the most important libraries in the Nordic countries and our collections include fiction and specialist literature dating back to the 1500s from Norway, the Nordic countries and Europe. Our collections also include literature in archaeology, biology, genealogy and local history.

The Knudtzon room visit has to be scheduled in advance. Please send an e-mail to The Gunnerus Library.

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Visitor address

Kalvskinnsgt. 1B
Phone: +47 735 92 205 / +47 91 89 74 62

Postal address: POSTBOKS 8900, 7491 Trondheim


Opening hours

28 June–23 July
Monday–Friday: 10:00–14:00

26–30 July: Closed

2–13 August
Monday–Friday: 10:00–14:00

The library is not available outside our​
opening hours.



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