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Regulations for the Library at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society

The user is responsible for all borrowed material and its return.

It is not permitted to borrow books on behalf of others, or pass on books you have borrowed to others.

No items can be taken out of the country.

If borrowed materials are lost or damaged, the user must pay a fine.  Minimum fee is NOK 700,-.

Borrowed materials should be returned on time:

- Normal lending period is 4 weeks, but renewal is usually  
  possible, unless there is a waiting list
- Books from the curriculum can only be lent to MF students and staff for 1 week.
- Reference material can be borrowed for 1 day in the reading room
- Periodicals are lent for 1 week, except the current year.

Users must notify the library of any change of address or status in relation to MF.

Violation of the rules may deprive the user of the right to further loans.

Distance learning students

Students living far away from MF, can have the material sent to their home address.  You can place a hold on a book, and it will be sent to you when it becomes available.

You can contact us directly, or order through Oria. Literature that is not available in our library, can be ordered for you from other libraries.

For access to our e-resources from home, go to​ List of databases on the library's home page. Click the link “External access” next to the individual resources.
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Borrowing period is normally 4 weeks, except for curriculum literature which can be borrowed for 1 week.

You need to pay for the return shipment of books to MF.

We lend out books to libraries in- and outside of Norway.

See also: Regulations

Cost of Services

Article copy from the library’s collections, per article:

External users: NOK 100 (1-25 pages) and NOK 200 (more than 25 pages)

Distance learning students: NOK 60 (1-25 pages) and NOK 120 (more than 25 pages)

Alumni: NOK 60 (1-25 pages) and NOK 120 (more than 25 pages)



Article copy from other libraries’ collections, per article:

External users: NOK 100 (1-25 pages) and NOK 200 (more than 25 pages)

Alumni: NOK 60 (1-25 pages) and NOK 120 (more than 25 pages)



Loan from other Norwegian libraries:

External users: NOK 150

Alumni: NOK 100



Loan from libraries abroad:

External users: NOK 250

Alumni: NOK 200

Service Declaration

Strategic foundation​

The service declaration is based on the Strategic Plan for 2018-2021.

Overall objective​

The library will collect and make available information to support education, research and dissemination.

Target groups:

  • MF students
  • MF staff
  • Alumni
  • External users

The library’s users can expect​:

  • High quality collections and information services
  • Help from service minded, skilled and competent staff
  • Confidentiality
  • Access to curriculum literature
  • Access to material from other Norwegian libraries and from libraries abroad
  • A facilitated working environment

The Library expects that users:

  • Become familiar with the library and its facilities
  • Make an effort to search for books and journals, and that they try to locate these on the open shelves
  • Sign up for relevant courses that the library offers
  • Keep the library informed of changes in the personal data kept by the library, including their address and email address
  • Adhere to the library’s Regulations