Kunsthøgskolens bibliotek. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen

Databases

Bibliotekets dataabaser. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen

🔓 = Access on campus or by FEIDE login. (Your KHiO username and password). 

Aria database 

The Aria Database is a collection of information about opera and operatic arias. Besides providing basic information about each aria, the Database includes translations for many arias and aria texts for those that are not affected by copyright restrictions. The Database also provides access to a collection of operatic sound files to give visitors an idea of what each aria sounds like. The Aria Database also contains information on available scores and sound files that can be purchased to aid in study and enjoyment. Currently, the Database holds information on the complete operatic aria collections of Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, and Puccini as well as the partial collections of over 50 other composers.

Art & Architecture Complete  🔓

Journals, e-books and pictures about art, design and architecture.

Artnet

Artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market, and the destination to buy, sell, and research art online. Founded in 1989 with the goal of bringing transparency to the art world, artnet’s comprehensive suite of products offers a variety of art market resources to our audience of collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts.

ARTstor 🔓

1.9 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences

ARTbibliographies Modern 🔓

400 000 references to books, articles, catalogues and theses on modern and contemporary articles

Atekst 🔓

Norwegian fulltext newspaper and magazine articles. 

Colombine

Nordic theatre publisher

CRIStin

Research and artistic development at Norwegian universities, colleges and institutes.

Design and Applied Arts Index 🔓

References to articles in 500 design and applied ArtsReferanser til artikler i 500 design- og kunsthåndverktidsskrifter

Digitalt Museum

Norwegian museum collections: art, arts and crafts, cultural history and much more. 

Diktregister

Database of Norwegian poetry. 

Doollee.com

Modern dramatists and plays written in or translated to English. From 1956-.

Dramas

Norwegian Theatre Council database of plays. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica 🔓

Campus access only

Europeana

Explore 48,633,358 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe

Google Arts & Culture

Access to high-resolution images of artwork in a number of museums around the world. You can also move around in the museums with Google Street View Technology. It can be defined in the categories Artists, Mediums, Art movements, Historical events, Historical figures, and Places.

Google Scholar

Web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library

Classical sheet music

Internet Movie DataBase

The worlds largest movie database

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text 🔓

Fulltext journal articles and e-books

IPA Source 🔓

Transcriptions and translations of arias and songs.

KHIODA

Oslo National Academy of the Arts Digital Archive

KunstBib

Norwegian bibliography of art history. 

Manusbanken 🔓

Contemporary Norwegian Plays 

Materia

Material database with descriptions of 2600+ materials for architects and designers, within the following categories: Ceramics, Coatings, Concretes, Glass, Metals, Natural stones, Other naturals, Plastics, Wood.

Medici.tv 🔓

Leading channel for classical music  

The Norwegian National Theatre Archive (productions and scripts)

The Norwegian National Theatre script archive

Nordiska Strakosch

Nordic publishing house for drama. 

Operabase

Operabase has documented operatic activity worldwide since 1996, with over 410,000 performances on file. It records the work of artists in over 900 theatres, and publishes season information to opera-goers in 23 languages.

Ordnett 🔓

Dictionaries: Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. 

Sang- og viseregister

Database of Norwegian songs.

Skuespillerkatalogen 🔓

Catalogue of Norwegian actors and actresses.

For username and password, ask our librarian. 

Stylepark

Database of materials for architects and artists.

UbuWeb

Educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.

Web Gallery of Art

European art from 1100-1850. (Over 22600 works.)

Feel free to ask your librarian for help!

Library lending policy

Lån fra biblioteket. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen.

Renew loan

Who can borrow? 

Everyone can borrow, but if you are not a student or an employee at KHiO, you have limited borrowing rights - a maximum of three documents at a time.

7 day loans are only for students and staff at KHiO.

Students and staff at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) are our primary users and can borrow freely from our collections. Employee/student ID-card is your loan card. If you do not find what you require, you can request an inter-library loan. Some material may be used within the Library.

Students and employees at KHiO can also borrow directly from the libraries of The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and The Norwegian Academy of Music.

Lending rules 

The borrower is personally responsible for all loans.

Loan period:
30 days for books and music notes
7 days for films, audiobooks, CDs, theater manuscript, curriculum literature and journals.
Encyclopedias are not for loan.

Remember that you can easily renew your loans by logging in to oria.khio.no, by phone, email or by visiting the circulation desk. Loans can be renewed as long as there are no requests for the material. 

The library sends overdue notifications by e-mail. After 3 notification letters, the material is considered lost and must be replaced/compesated by the borrower. There is a replacement fee of NOK 750,- per book. Billed replacement fee not paid within the deadline will be forwarded to debt collection.

Documents borrowed from other libraries are processed according to this library's rules.

Loss of a student ID-card must be reported to the library. The library must be notified of any name and address changes

If these regulations are not followed you may loose your rights to use library facilities.

Information for faculty

New material is added to the Library's already extensive collection on an ongoing basis, to provide faculty and staff with access to a comprehensive range of quality resources in areas of our institution’s education and research. Users are encouraged to be actively involved in selecting new material.

ISBN and ISSN

The library administers the institutional ISBN range (International Standard Book Number) and takes care of the legal depositing of all materials produced with the National Library in Mo i Rana. For more information about ISBN and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), please see this page.

Coursepacks

The Kopinor Higher education licence requires all coursepacks consisting of two or more book excerpts to be registered for clearance in Bolk. With the Bolk service, you can search, compile and order digital and/or printed coursepacks through one single solution. Bolk secures overview and budget control. With digital delivery, you avoid extra costs for unsold copies.

The Library can help you with literature searches if you are stuck. For other necessary course information, please contact the student administration! Clearing the rights and/or producing the coursepacks may take up to 3 weeks, so start producing them as soon as possible. For more information, please see this page.

Artistic Research and Publishing

If you have any questions regarding what to register, please contact the library: khioda@khio.no

Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

NSD is responsible for the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. This forms the basis for research publications that have an impact on the weighted funding model. Here you can search for authorised publication channels, also within the design and arts fields: Search the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.

Citation and references

Kildebruk, opphavsrett og kurs. Foto: Kristine Jakobsen

Our various training programs aim to develop students’ information literacy skills.

Our goal is that our students should be able to:

  • Master general and specific search techniques in information sources relevant to their studies.
  • Be critically selective in their choice of information sources.
  • Stay updated within their subject area.
  • Know how to use and cite sources in an academic work.

We adjust the form and content of our training according to student level and academic program.

In addition to mandatory courses in literature search for all new students, the library offers courses and guidance in the following areas:
  • Citation, referencing and copyright
  • EndNote
As a student or employee you can ask for guidance on the use of all library resources at any time: the library catalogue, databases (audio, film, photo, journals, etc.), how to look up material in the library, etc. You are always warmly welcome to ask a librarian!

About the library

We can offer faculty and students access to one of Norway's finest and most modern art libraries with vast, updated collections (books, cd's and film), a large collection of journals, - and specialised librarians.

Our collections

The KHiO Library's collecions cover fine art, crafts, design and performing arts. The collections count approx. 70 000 books, as well as a large collection of films and a number of special collections, including a large collection of Artists' Books. The library also offers access to several digital resources within the subject areas.

In addition, the library subscribes to national and international newspapers. 

Hvordan finne frem på biblioteket

  • Kart over biblioteket
  • Hyllesignatur "Ref.": Dette materialet er oppstilt innerst i biblioteket. "Ref." står for "Referansesamling". Dette er materiale som må brukes på stedet. Ikke til hjemlån.
  • Hyllesignatur "Nærmag." eller "Mag.": Denne litteraturen må du be bibliotekaren om å finne frem for deg da den er oppstilt i magasin.
  • Bibliotekets aller eldste litteratur er pr i dag ikke registrert i vår digitale katalog. Denne må du søke opp i kortkatalogen som du finner vis à vis skranken. Dette materialet står i vårt fjernmagasin, oppstilt etter løpenummer (dvs. etter når det ble kjøpt inn). Her skjuler det seg mye spennende gammelt boklig materiale, - så denne katalogen er absolutt verdt å utforske! 
  • Samlingene er stilt opp etter Deweys desimalklassifikasjon. De ti hovedklassene innen Dewey .

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