Welcome to Kristiansand public library

Kristiansand public library offers a wide range of physical and digital ressources as well as events, such as language cafes for those who want to practice Norwegian. Welcome to one of our libraries!

Kristiansand public library consists of these libraries:

How to become a patron

Your library card is your personal property. It is connected to your national identity number and is valid at any public library in Norway. If you do not have a national identity number, your card will only be valid in Kristiansand kommune (municipality). You can also get a library card if you represent an institution, a school or any other non-personal unit: this card will also only be valid in Kristiansand kommune.
If you have lost your card, please download our app Bibliofil and log in by using «ID-porten». (What is «ID-porten»?). When you log in, your card will be visible on the screen.

Download Bibliofil for Android (Google Play)
Download Bibliofil for iOS (App Store)

Loan regulations

Loan terms and conditions

Code of conduct

We want anyone visiting Kristiansand public library to feel at home, and for the library to be a safe space. To achieve this, we ask that you:
- Conduct yourself in accordance with common courtesy and Norwegian law.
- Abstain from the possession or use of alcohol, drugs or other mind altering substances while at the library, and that you refrain from visiting us if you are intoxicated or under the influence of such substances. The only exceptions to this rule are events where a liquor license has been obtained, permitting the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages during the event.
- Do not bring animals into the library. The only exception is in the case of service dogs, which are permitted.
Violations of these rules can lead to an expulsion from the library. Police and/or security personnel may be called upon to assist.
Serious or repeated violations of these rules can lead to a ban from the library and/or the invalidation of your library card for an extended period of time. Final decision in such cases resides with the library manager, and will be delivered to you in written form.
Violations of Norwegian law will be reported to the police.
These rules have been established according to the Norwegian Library Law, § 4, subparagraph 3.

How to get access to self-service library («Contract»)

With a contract to self-service library, you get access to unstaffed library. You can sign the contract digitally in the Bibliofil-app. Please read more here.

Library

Main library

Vågsbygd

Tangvall

Nodeland

Hellemyr

Flekkerøy

Finsland

PCs

13

6

3

2

1

0

0

Print, copy, scan

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Wifi

BIB-GJEST

BIB-GJEST

BIB-GJEST

BIB-GJEST

KK-GJEST

KK-GJEST

BIB-GJEST

Self-service (without staff)

07:00-22:00

07:00-22:00

07:00-22:00

No

No

No

No

 

PCs

The main library’s computer lab has five PCs with Windows 11 operative system and Microsoft Office license. You can use one of them for two plus two hours. You need a loan card in order to use them. The other PCs are so-called thin clients for drop in-use. They are automatically restarted every hour.
To use PCs are free of charge. Print can be paid by Vipps, bank card or cash. Copy can be paid by card og cash. It is also possible to scan for free. You will receive an e-mail with the attached scanned file. Please check your spam folder. The file is available for download for 24 hours and will then be deleted from the server.

Please see our rules for using the computer lab.

A selection of our services

  • Physical collection
    • English collection consist mostly of novels and graphical novels
    • Collection of novels in several other languages
  • Digital collection
    • Library app (Bibliofil)
      • Loan card
      • Your loans and reservations
      • Access to our digital ressources
    • PressDisplay
      • Newspapers and journals from all over the world, mostly in English
  • Help to find literature and reliable information
  • Loans from other libraries in Norway
  • Computer assistance
  • Language café: practice Norwegian
  • Reading room