Information in English

The Library is in the center of Eidsvoll, in the same building as Kafé Henrik and Panorama cinema. There is also a branch library located in Råholt, on the second floor of the Community Center (Søndre Samfund).

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Opening hours

  Eidsvoll Main Library Råholt Branch
Monday 10.00-16.00 Closed
Tuesday Closed 10.00-16.00
Wednesday 10.00-16.00 10.00-16.00
Thursday 10.00-19.00 Closed
Friday 10.00-16.00 Closed
Saturday 10.00-15.00 Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Råholt Branch is closed during school holidays.

How to use the library

To borrow from the library, you need to have a library card. Getting a library card is free of charge.

Registration

Fill out a Library Card Application and bring it to the Circulation desk. Proof of identification is required.  You may fill out the application online, but you must show ID at the Circulation desk in order to receive your library card.  To get a library card, you must have a permanent address in Norway.

How long may I borrow materials?

When you have your library card, you can borrow books, ebooks, audiobooks, music CD or magazines for up to 4 weeks at a time. We also have a collection of DVDs, and these can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time. If no one else has requested the material you have borrowed, you can renew it up to 3 times.

Holds/Interlibrary Loan

We can order books from other libraries, both fiction and non-fiction books. We get book deliveries from other libraries twice a week at the main library branch and once a week at Råholt library branch.

Wi-Fi/Copying/Scanning

We have free Wi-Fi in the library; just ask at the reception desk for the user name and password. You can print out from our computers at a fee of 2 NOK pr. page. Color copies cost extra. You may scan documents to a USB stick, but you need to bring your own USB stick.

Fines/Lost Items

If you fail to deliver what you borrow in time, you will get at fine. The fines for adults are first time 25 NOK, second time 50 NOK and the last fine is 80 NOK. If you do not deliver the borrowed material after reciveing the last fine, you will be asked to pay a replacement fine.

If you loose or destroy something you have borrowed from the library, you have to pay a fine for the replacement of this items. The amount depends on the material lost.

  Fine for lost item
Adult book 350 NOK
Childrens book 250 NOK
Cartoones 120 NOK
Magazines 100 NOK
Audio books 375 NOK
CD's 200 NOK
DVD's 225 NOK
DVD-series Market value
Special/Rare items Market value
E-books and Library-app

E-books in Norwegian are available for downloading. Please ask about the mobile app /program eBokBib in the Library. Bibliofil-app is now available for tablets and mobile phones with newer versions ofAndroid and iOS. This is an app that makes it easy to locate the library's services. It has fullaccess to search, booking and borrower sites.

Start up the app, select library and log in as usual with your patron number and PIN. Switching between libraries is easily done from the top menu on the screen. The app provides access to all Bibliofil libraries. 

Download from App Store or Google Play.

If you have any more questions, please contact us in our opening hours at phone number 66 10 72 20, or send us an email at eidsvoll.bibliotek@eidsvoll.kommune.no.

Are you New in Norway?

Are you new to Norway and would like to learn Norwegian?

We also have a "New in Norway" section, that is located on the second floor. The section contains language courses, dictionaries and books about Norwegian society. We also have books that are adapted for easier reading. We subscribe to the weekly newspaper “Klar Tale” – so you can catch up on Norwegian news in an easy format.

Interrested in Genealogy?

In the basement we have our archive, with among other things old copies of the local newspaper, Eidsvoll blad, some on paper, and other on microfilm.

Take a look at this list, for tips about how to do genealogy in Norway. Here you can find what web-pages to visit, and who you should contact. 

You can also look at the The Norwegian-American Historical Association, a private organization that works towards helping individuals with, among other things, genealogy.

Due to a fire in 1883, Eidsvoll is missing a number of important records. 


Publisert: 06.12.2016 13:39:46
Sist endret: 06.12.2016 13:57