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How to request materials from our libraries, other academic libraries or submit requests for materials you cannot find by searching Oria.

Please note:

  • Books that are kept on the shelves of your library cannot be requested/reserved but must be collected from the shelf.

Requesting materials from our libraries

You can make a request if the materials you need are already lent out, the materials are not available at your campus, or you need to request home delivery.

  • Go to Oria and click “Log in” in the top right corner.
  • Search for the materials you want to request.
  • In the “Get It” menu, click the blue “Request” button.
  • Enter the desired pickup location and any comments.
  • Click “Request” to confirm.

You will now be added to a waiting list and will receive a pickup notice when the materials are ready for collection. The materials will be subject to a pickup deadline of three (3) working days. If the materials are not collected by then they will be passed on to the next person on the waiting list or returned to the owner library.

Students (remote/decentralised students) that live far away from the place of study and do not regularly visit campus can request materials for delivery to the address registered in Studentweb. Select “Home address” as the pickup location in the menu. The book you have requested will be retrieved from the shelf and sent to your home address. If there is a waiting list, you will be added to a queue and an available copy of the book will be sent to you when it is your turn. NOTE: Please note that postal delivery may take some time! The guaranteed borrowing period is 14 days and runs from the day on which the library completes the request. After this, the lending period will be automatically renewed if there is no waiting list. You will receive a message from the library when you need to return the book. Return postage must be covered by the student.

You can check the status of your requests in My Account in Oria


Note: You do not need to request books that are kept on library shelves, but simply collect the books from the shelf.

Requesting materials from other libraries

If you want to borrow materials that the University Library does not own, you can request the material on inter-library loan from other libraries. This service is available only to UiT students and employees, or if such a service has been agreed in a collaboration agreement with UiT.

  • Go to Oria, click “Sign in” in the top right corner.
  • Select “Norwegian Academic Libraries” in the search menu.
  • Search for the materials you want to request.
  • In the “Get It” menu, click the blue “Resource Sharing Request” button.
  • Enter any supplementary information in the form.
  • Enter the desired pickup location and any comments.
  • Click “Request” to confirm.

You will receive a pickup notice when the materials are ready for pickup.

You can check the status of your requests in My Account in Oria.

The lending regulations stipulated by the owner library shall apply to documents borrowed by the University Library. Off-premises lending is not permitted in certain cases. In such cases, the materials must be used in a designated space within the library.

Can't find something when searching in Oria?

If the material cannot be found when searching Oria, the form in the “Can't find it” tab may be used. Remember that you have to log in to access the form. Enter all available information.