Important information regarding Corona virus and UiA Library services. Last update: 14.05.2020
The University Library on Campus Kristiansand and Campus Grimstad is physical closed due to the Corona situation. 1st floor of the library in Kristiansand (up the staircase) will be open from 18 May for groups of students according to the published news article. Please follow the instructions given at the entrance.
Please be reminded that all e-resources will remain available to all students and employees when logged on to the UiA network with VPN. Please ensure that you are logged on before searching for articles and e-books in the library catalogue Oria.
VPN access from home: If you need access to the library’s electronic resources like ebooks or articles, you will need to connect with VPN. But it is important that you are only connected while you are downloading the ebook or article. Please disconnect immediately afterwards! The university do not have licence for many simultaneous users. It is possible to extend access via VPN over 2 hours. Take contact with UiA Help to get things done.
From Monday 4 May you can return books and other loans to the library. Weekdays 08.00 - 17.00, Saturdays 10.00 -15.30.
In Kristiansand: Leave bags with books in the Aviskasse (box for newspapers) outside the main entrance. In Grimstad: Call 38141000, when you come at the main entrance.
Order and collect:
From Thursday 2 April users can pick up ordered library materials from the main entrances of the campuses in both Grimstad and Kristiansand.
Now you can order directly in Oria ("My Library") available books at your own campus library.
If you prefer to collect requested books at the other campus, please write a comment in the request.
Inter library loan service is suspended for the time being
You will receive an email or sms when your order is ready for collection.
When you get to the main entrance, call 3814 1000 (both campuses). Alternativ call 38141601 or 37233310
An UiA Hjelp employee will come to the entrance with your books in a bag, leave the bag at the door, and go back in.
You can now pick up the bag.
3. Remember infection prevention!
Keep a distance of 1 meter to other persons!
If you are in quarantine or isolation, someone else needs to pick up your order for you!
Employees at UiA Hjelp and at the University Library are handling all books and other materials according to the government’s current guidelines for infection prevention.
Request of books and articles from other libraries:
Still it is possible to request books and articles in Oria. But many universities are closed and the book transport has stopped. Book requests will not be treated till the universities in Norway are open again. Electronic articles the library request from other libraries can unfortunately not be forwarded to end users electronically due to copyright. They have to be collected at the door.
Recall of library books: Borrowed books and other items with a due date can be returned as soon as possible.
If you have overnight loans or if you have received a recall on an item with waiting list, the item should be returned immediately. Please contact email@example.com for any questions.
--- Librarian help desk:
Students and employees with questions regarding references, literature searching or source evaluation, are welcome to contact their subject librarian via booking or email.
Booking of digital guidance sessions: In connection with UiA closing the campus and thus also our guidance points, we want to offer some new opportunities for digital guidance from the university library.
We are therefore launching a booking system for short 10-minute digital guidance sessions. These sessions are for questions that you would otherwise have asked at our desk. You book the appointment yourself at your convenience and automatically get a link with access to an online meeting with a representative from the library in Teams in Office 365.
More information about teams and office 365 can be found here: https://www.uia.no/student / office-365 / teams-in-office-365. The session can be booked with the first vacant staff or with a specific employee at the university library.
Since most of the resources are openly accessible, you may find that the pages load slowly. The reason for this is that there's alot of people that try access at the same time.
Idunn - Collection of approx. 60 journals from most disciplines. Most of the articles are in Norwegian, but there are also articles w English. You don’t need VPN to get access.
Cambridge University Press textbooks - Over 700 textbooks are available regardless of whether books were previously purchased. Publications (in English)cover the following disciplines: sociology, history, law, language, social science and much more. You don't need VPN to get access.
Public Health journals (JSTOR) - 26 journals includes topics like: Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health. You need VPN to get access
Elsevier Textbooks - over 250 text books available on Elsevier. Under the link you will find title list in Excel format. To get access to the books you need VPN. When you are connected you just copy the ebook URL and place it in the browser.
Project MUSE - journals and ebooks form 50 university publishers free accessebale (without VPN). Follow the link to find the list with publishers
Bloomsbury resources - access to some Bloomsbury ebooks databases. You need VPN to get access. Follow the linkt to find the list with databases you have access to.