Bergen Global is a joint project between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute. The Bergen Global library is a research library for development-related subjects, mainly within the social sciences. The main task of the library is to support research at CMI and the University of Bergen.

Search for all our journals and books in Oria

About the library

Bergen Global houses a large specialised collection of literature on development studies, economics, political science and social anthropology with thematic focus on Africa, Asia the Middle East and Latin America. 

Our library hosts the Mahmoud Salih Sudan Collection which makes our Sudan collection one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Europe. Large parts of the collection have been digitalized, and can be found in full-text at Digitalt by Bergen University Library.

Our library also includes the book collection of the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies. This collection is also available for search in Oria.

The library is accessible for visitors by prior appointment. Please send an e-mail to to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can search the library collection at Oria and order literature through the library at your institution.