National library

Through the Bookshelf agreement between the Norwegian National Library and Kopinor, 400 000 Norwegian books published up to 2005 will be made available on the internet.

Digitisation of books in the Norwegian National Library.
Photo: National Library
The licensing agreement is in accordance with the regulations of the Extended Collective Licence.

The Bookshelf is a free service for everyone with a Norwegian IP address. Books that are protected by copyright, however, are not adapted for downloading or printouts. Authors, other creators and publishers are paid through the collective agreement. The agreement also allows for individual books to be removed from the Bookshelf at the rightsholder’s request.

Read the agreement here:


  • Hege Døssland Director of Licensing
    Email: Phone: 23 10 74 54 | 924 59 622