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This Scandinavian capital once called Christiania is a shiny, happy, relaxed, and liberal city. Oslo boasts a rare display of cultural gems and exciting nightlife, plus easy access to surrounding nature and the Oslo Fjord. A romantic city as well, its heart still beats with Viking pride. Don’t forget your camera – Oslo is a European architectural and design hotspot. The city’s new-age buildings and the Vigeland Park shine spectacularly at dusk. If you are a foodie, get ready for Oslo’s finest chocolatiers and excellent seafood restaurants.

Deichmanske bibliotek

Deichmanske bibliotek

Locals' Pick 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.

Norway's largest public library Editors' Note

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, 0552 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