Welcome to The National Museum's library and archive! The library has its own entrance in Dronning Mauds gate 2.

Opening hours

This week:

Day of week Opening hours
Sunday and saturday Closed
Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday 10–15

All exceptions to the opening hours

  • 23 December 2022 25 December 2022

    Closed: Christmas holiday

  • 31 December 2022 1 January 2023

    Closed: New year

The new art library represents a new and unique service in Oslo and Norway. It is a multidisciplinary meeting point that is open to everyone, whether they want to study a topic in depth or just drop in to read a journal.

The library's collection is related to key fields of research and work at the museum. It contains books, exhibition catalogues, journals, auction catalogues and reference works in the visual arts, architecture, design, art and crafts and related disciplines. The library also holds a collection of artist's books. The library's collection must be viewed on site. 

The museum's archive contains an extensive archive of artists and collections as well as a number of historical archives of major national importance. The collections also contain the private archives of various art associations, artists, scholars and companies.

For library enquiries contact us at:


For archive enquiries:


Tlf: 21 98 21 75 


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    Dronning Mauds gate 2, 0250, Oslo