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University Library

UiA - University Library (UBA) offers many services to support your studies and research.

Welcome to Student Advice

Your library offers a variety of professional assistance to help you succeed in your studies. Please see below and click the icons for further details.

Some of the University electronic resources require a VPN connection, for example access to the library's electronic resources. It is recommended that you use the application (client)  eduVPN.

Subject Librarians

It is possible to find and speak to a subject librarian with an in-depth understanding of your specific subject.

Click here for our: Subject Librarians

Digital Guidance

At the library, you can get guidance from experts on citation, Endnote, searching, and source criticism. The library guidance desks are manned during the following hours:

  • Grimstad, 1st floor, A1060: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10.00 -12.00
  • Kristiansand, 2nd floor: Monday - Friday 10.00 -14.00

You can book a digital guide:

  • You book the appointment when it suits you with the red button below. You will automatically receive a link with access to an online meeting with the librarian in Teams (installed on your computer or via Office 365 in your browser).
  • The agreement can be booked with the first available librarian or with the librarian in charge of the subject for your department/study program


The library offers several courses that can help you get started with your thesis or research.

Click here for our: Courses

Subject Guides

Look for databases, websites and other resources specifically related to your subject, plus contact information for your subject librarian.

Click here for our: Subject Guides


The syllabus lists are available together in the system as soon as they are published. This system holds the syllabus lists for H2018

  • If you are a student, the syllabus will be displayed together with other information about the course via CANVAS
  • If you are unsure of what your course is called, you can apply for a course via study plans. Via the course page you will find the Curriculum button.
  • If the syllabus is not in the course, contact the lecturer / department responsible for the course.
  • Only students in a subject will be able to see files that are uploaded in the syllabus.
  • Older syllabi (before autumn 2018) are not available on Please contact the faculty or department.

The university library normally has a copy of compulsory syllabus literature (printed or electronic). Searching for known literature can easily be done in ORIA (the library search). Curriculum literature often has waiting lists and reduced lending time, see our loan terms.

From March 22, 2023, it is not possible to search for online access to Norwegian curriculum books in Nettbiblioteket (Norwegian National Library)! This is regardless if or where one is studiyng.

Syllabus on sound If you have reading difficulties, the audio syllabus are available to you. You can register as a borrower with the Norwegian Audio and Braille Library. Here you will find information about their offer of study literature and how to register.

See also the website of the Facilitation Office at UiA.

See also Pilot project - for those of you who are struggling to read - autumn 2021
In the autumn of 2021, the University of Agder and NLB will start a collaborative project for students taking a bachelor's degree. If you are one of these students and struggle to read, you can have the syllabus produced as an audiobook or e-book. Responsible for this page: Administrator User





Guidance Desk

You will find a librarian at our Guidance Desk at the times below.  

  • Grimstad, 1st floor, A1060: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 -12.00
  • Kristiansand, 2nd floor: Monday - Friday 10.00 -14.00


Help Desk

The 'Hejlp' Desk, first floor, is open for longer hours than our Guidance Desk. Although they are not librains, if they are unable to assist with your library query they should know where to direct you.




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