The University Library of Oslo
is a library connected to the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo , formerly The Royal Frederick University , is the oldest and largest university in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The university was founded in 1811 and was modelled after the recently established University of Berlin...
Like the University, it was established in 1811 with Georg Sverdrup
Georg Sverdrup , born Jørgen Sverdrup, was a Norwegian philologist, who is well known for being a member of Norwegian Constituent Assembly in Eidsvoll in 1814 and later the parliament. He was also responsible for building the first Norwegian university library...
as the first head librarian. It originally doubled as the Norwegian national library
, and was located at the old University of Oslo campus.
In 1913 the current library building in Henrik Ibsens gate
was completed. Head librarian at the time, from 1876 to 1922, was Axel Drolsum
Axel Charlot Drolsum was a Norwegian librarian, who headed the University Library of Oslo from 1876 to 1922....
In 1989 the institution National Library of Norway was established. It finally took over the national library tasks from the University Library in 1998, allowing the latter to concentrate on university matters. The same year, the University Library left the building in Henrik Ibsens gate
for the newly constructed Georg Sverdrup's House, located at the modern University of Oslo campus at Blindern
Blindern is the main campus of the University of Oslo, located in Nordre Aker in Oslo, Norway.-The campus:Most of the departments of the University of Oslo are located at Blindern; other, smaller campuses include Sentrum , Gaustad , St...