About the Library

Students in the library

The Library is a resource for students and employees at the University College of Southeast Norway. You can find a library at each of our campuses in Bø, Drammen, Kongsberg, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland, Ringerike and Vestfold.


The Library offers:

  • Physical and digital collections within USN's academic and research areas.
  • A total of 56 databases, more than 300 000 books, 185 000 e-books, and full-text from more than 20 000 journals/periodicals.
  • You can search our resources round the clock through Oria and our databases.
  • Guidence in how to use the library services.
  • Courses on how to do a literature research and tips on how to write an academic paper.
  • PhD thesises, master thesises and student papers on loan and in full-text.

You are welcome to recommend library material for purchase. Please contact us for suggestions or if there is anything else we can help you with.