About the library

We proudly present our new name: Bergen Global!

Bergen Global houses one of the largest specialised collections in Norway of books and periodicals on development studies, economics, political science, anthropology, poverty, peace, conflict and development aid as well as regional studies on Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Our library includes the Mahmoud Salih Sudan Collection, which makes our collection on the Sudan one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Europe. We also host the book collection from the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies. This collection is also available for search in Oria

You can also find publications in full text by CMI, UiB, NHH and HiB in the institutional repository BORA.

The Bergen Global library also provides reading space for people who would like a place to study or to use the online databases and web resources available. 

Please contact us at if you have any questions concerning our library.


Opening hours: Weekdays 09.00 – 15.00

We are closed on public holidays and for six weeks in the summer. 

Our library is open for all!