Who may borrow?
The VID library primarily provides services to the students and faculty of our university college. Students from other institutions may also use our library, provided they present a valid student ID card. External patrons in Bergen, Sandnes and Stavanger may borrow materials from parts of our collections.
Library card and patron ID number
Students at VID use their student ID card as a library card. The patron ID number and barcode can be found on the card. In Oslo, you can use the student ID app. Students from other institutions must bring and activate student ID cards from their own institution.
In Bergen, Sandnes and Stavanger external patrons may activate their own library cards or get a library card from VID by presenting valid identification.
Our libraries are self-service. Search for the materials you want in Oria, pick up the books from the shelf and register your loans at the self-service machine. Ask for help if you are unfamiliar with our library or need help with searching or finding materials and registering loans.
Special loans cannot be checked out using the self-service machine, but must be registered at the circulation desk.
Books - 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Journals and films - 1 week
Day loans - return by the end of the day
Books may be returned at the circulation desk or at the drop boxes located on the various campuses:
There is a drop box in the hall right outside the library, by the group rooms. After 3:15 pm and on weekends you must use your student ID card to access the building.
There is a drop box at the circulation desk in the library and another outside the library entrance.
Campus Diakonhjemmet, Oslo
The library has a return slot in the wall of the library. Your access card must be used to enter the building from 06:00-7:00 and 17:00-24:00, and at weekends.
There is a drop box at the circulation desk in the library.
My account and personal details
Log in to Oria with Feide. My account allows you to keep track of your loans and reservations (hold requests). When you are logged in to My account, you may order materials, reserve books, renew loans, see saved searches, et cetera.
You can update your personal details, for example campus/pickup library, address and e-mail address, in Studentweb. Any changes will take effect from the following day.
You may renew your loans by logging in to My Account in Oria. Remember that loans must be renewed before the due date. You may not renew items with reservations (hold requests) placed on them. Also, day loans cannot be renewed.
Make a reservation on books on loan
Is the book you need checked out? Log in to My Account to make a reservation (place a hold request for) the book in Oria. Books that are on shelf can not be reserved.
Ordering books and journal articles that are not in our library
By logging in to My Account (Oria), you can order books and journal articles from other libraries.
Borrowing of audio recording equipment
The library manages lending of audio recording equipment. Borrowing of recorders is reserved for master students and employees at VID, including Ph. D. graduates. Alternatively, the Nettskjema-dictaphone app can be used. Contact the library on your campus to borrow a recorder, preferrably some time in advance of when you need to use it, for the library to be able to procure the recorder in time. Employees and students at VID Sandnes need to to contact the reception on campus to borrow recorders. The recorder must be returned on the same campus where it was borrowed.
Recorders can be borrowed for 4 weeks at a time. A loan can be renewed, as long as there is no waiting list. If the recorder is damaged or not returned to the library, a compensation claim of NOK. 1200 will be issued.
Please note! All audio files must be deleted from the recorder prior to returning it to the library.
Pick up notification
You will receive notification to pick up reserved or requested materials via sms or email. The books must be picked up within one week. Please give notify us if you no longer need the materials you have requested. There may be others on the waiting list.
Search in Oria for books, journals, articles and other materials.
You will find a list of electronic resources and various sources of information on our page Databases and web resources.