The University Library at UiT the Arctic University of Norway is a public academic and research library. The library was established in 1972 as part of the newly formed Arctic University of Norway.
With ten campus libraries in Tromsø, Hammerfest, Alta, Harstad, and Narvik, the main task of the University Library is to support research, teaching and dissemination at the Arctic University of Norway. Our primary users are students and employees at the Arctic University of Norway, but everyone can borrow from the library collections. The University Library is also a library for University Hospital of North Norway employees.
Over the years, the Arctic University of Norway has been subject to several mergers. The Museum of Tromsø’s book collections were incorporated into the University Library in 1978. The Arctic University of Norway merged with Tromsø University College in 2009 and Finnmark University College in 2013. The libraries at these educational institutions were incorporated into the University Library. In 2013, the resource centre for teaching, learning, and technology (Result) at the Arctic University of Norway became part of the University Library. In 2015, the Arctic University of Norway merged with the University Colleges in Harstad and Narvik and the academic libraries at these educational institutions also became part of the University Library the following year. Several campus libraries have also been merged due to the relocation of academic communities to the Breivika campus in Tromsø over the years.
Last changed : 09.11.2022