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Oslo (or Christiania as it used to be known) is shiny, happy, relaxed and liberal, a city that boasts a rare display of cultural gems; a bounty of fjords, lakes and forests within minutes of the city center; and an exciting nightlife. Oslo is a European architecture and design hotspot, a romantic city as well, with a heart that still beats with Viking pride. Don’t forget your camera – Oslo’s new-age buildings and the Vigeland Park shine spectacularly at dusk. If you are a foodie, you will never forget Oslo’s finest chocolatiers, and its restaurants.

Deichmanske bibliotek

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Deichmanske bibliotek

Norway's largest public library

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Rebecca Hawkes

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Inspiration galore! Another place where art pops up in the foyer, usually illustration based work and recently even had free souvenir posters to take away. I’m always taking out fiction books and flicking through the pages in the art section.

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Deichmanske bibliotek is a public library, the largest in Norway. It offers an excellent collection of books in all genres, for individuals, institutions, students and the general public. The Grünerløkka branch of the library is known for its special section of comics.

The Multilingual Library of the Deichmanske bibliotek has volumes in over 35 languages. In addition to multilingual collections, the library also offers graphic novels, videos, DVD’s and audio books. There’s even a department for kids and youth, with excellent cultural programming that completes the experience.

The Grünerløkka branch offers events such as children’s theater, storytelling, exhibitions, lectures, readings, outdoor cinema and the Oslo Comics Expo.

The library has numerous other branches around Oslo and Norways.

Deichmanske bibliotek
Schous plass 10, Oslo
+47 22 35 65 83
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm