Anybody over the age of 18 is eligible for a library card. In special cases, exceptions can be made regarding this age limit. The patron is responsible for any material borrowed using the library card.
Loss or damage to borrowed material must be compensated for according to charges set by the library.
In order to receive a library card, valid identification must be presented and a registration form filled in, agreeing to uphold the library’s rules for borrowing.
The library card is personal to the user and it is not possible to borrow material without it. The library must be notified immediately of any change to the user’s postal or email address. Loss or theft of the library card must be immediately reported to the library to avoid any misuse of the card.
The Norwegian Institute for Children's Books offers a public library card.
The loan period is normally 4 weeks, if not otherwise arranged. The loan can be renewed up to 3 times, provided that another library patron has not reserved the material. It is possible to order material on behalf of others, following presentation of authority to do so in addition to the patron’s library card.
Violation of the rules can lead to loss of borrowing rights. Further loans will automatically be halted until the case is resolved. Compensation for lost or damaged material not presented prior to the set deadline may be made the subject of legal collection.
The library must be reimbursed with the sum of 500 NOK in the case of lost or damaged material. Replacement with an identical copy can be arranged in agreement with the library.