Building in which the Gunnerus library is locatated. Photo.

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.


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Visitor address:

Kalvskinngt. 1B
Phone: +47 73 59 22 05 / +47 91 89 74 62
Fax: +47 73 59 21 99
Postal address: 7491 Trondheim

Opening hours 

Mon-Thu: 08:30-18:00
Friday: 08:30-17:00
Saturday: Closed

Opening hours examination period 
(Oct 29-Dec 21)

Mon-Thu: 08:30-20:00
Friday: 08:30-18:00
Saturday: 10:00-15:00


Staff   Map 1. floor   Map 2. floor