If you want to borrow documents at UiA - University Library (UBA), you must be registered as a patron. Students who have paid the tuition fee are registered some days later. External patrons must show proof of identification with a picture in order to be registered. Patrons affiliated to the University of Agder must bring their institution card when they want to borrow. Other patrons bring their library card. Loss of card must be reported to the library.
Students and employees affiliated to other institutions are welcome to use our services, with some exceptions. External patrons are not permitted to take part in our courses, and we cannot supply a large quantity of articles or books, or books that must be borrowed from other countries than those in the Nordic region. Please refer to the library at your own institution if you have such requirements or if you want them to send books to UiA - University Library (UBA).
Patrons affiliated to other educational institutions use the card from those institutions. If you do not have such a card, you can use what is known as a "national library card". This must be activated at UBA.
In order to log on Oria.no (uia.oria.no), you must choose your affiliation (that is not UiA) and type the credentials from that institution.
Persons without institutional affiliation
Persons who do not have an affiliation to any particular institution are also welcome as patrons at UiA - University Library. They use what is known as a "national library card". This must be activated before it can be used to borrow. If you do not have such a card, you can be issued with one providing you bring along an identification document with a picture.