Odda public library, situated in the industrial city’s town hall.
Vadsø public library invited local organizations to have events in the library. One night the hunter and fishing association brought pizza and a shooting simulator.
Since 1975, Kari Pålsrud managed the library service for the 30 inhabitants in Veidnes, a village three hours drive from the municipal center. After the school was closed down she maintained an eight percent position. The library shares premises with the local grocery store and post office.
Gunn-Lill Johansen, has worked 20 years at the library in Nordreisa.
“We had an agreement with the main library in the municipality, that they would bring books every month, but they sinned a lot with it. So now we have taken over and run it our selves”, says Kjell Sigmund Lund, who works in the shop far into the forests of central Norway.
“I don’t have time to do everything. I’m always delayed on registering books. The library purchase system that gives each library a representative picture of what is published each year can be a bit much for a small library. Service goes ahead of routines here”, says librarian Marianne Langånes who runs two library departments in the municipality on her own.
When the old building will be abandoned more of the premises visible to the public.
The capitol’s University Library has its own librarians dedicated to find books in the large book magazines in the basements. Hans Henrik Olsen thinks it's fun to look for books that others can’t manage to find.
The Norwegian fjords have their own floating library for the most remotely situated citizens. Every fall and every winter the library boat MS «Epos» makes its two annual trips. Every year it is a budget question whether the library boat will make its way around the fjords also next year.