Ny i Norge (New in Norway)

For you who are studying the Norwegian language the Bærum library has many resources, and can also provide you with material in other languages, such as your native language. If you are unable to locate what you need in our collection, please contact us for assistance. In Norway there is no charge for obtaining a library card and borrowing at the library. In order to receive a library card you must present a valid identification. In Bærum library you can borrow books, DVDs and music for both children and adults. You may also use a computer with access to the internet. We also have daily newspapers and magazines, etc. as well as a wide international selection online. Read the rules and regulations here and about our various other services here.

Language courses

You may borrow complete language courses. Many of the courses also include glossaries for various languages. We have the digital language course Min vei (instruction booklet and PIN-code must be obtained from the library). You may also borrow dictionaries, grammar books and Norwegian language tests.

Easy reading

We have a separate collection of «easy reading» literature in Norwegian. Contact us for advice on other types of easier literature.

Read in your native language

We offer books in many different languages. Many of the foreign language books are loaned from the Oslo Public Library/The Multilingual Library. The collection is replaced on a regular basis. If you do not find your language or the book you wish to read, contact us for assistance or order from the Multilingual Library online. We also offer the PressReader app. Download PressReader from iTunes or Google play or use one of our PressReader computers at the library to read newspapers and magazines from over 100 different countries in nearly 60 different languages.

Language café/språkkafé

Bærum library Bekkestua (the main library in Bærum) and Bærum library Rykkinn offers språkkafé. In Sandvika the library does not have a språkkafé, but you can contact Bærum voluntary centre (next door to the library in Sandvika) or Bærum Red Cross (Løkketangen) to join a språkkafé.

Learning Norwegian in Bærum

Contact «Voksenopplæringssenteret» (Adult education center) for more information. Folkeuniversitetet (organizer of adult education) also arranges Norwegian courses.

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