Due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic the public libraries in Hamar are closed at least until sunday september 6th. More information will follow. 

24-hour submission
If you have books or other materials you need to return to the library, use the automated return machine in Morterudsgate, behind the library. In the Vang Department you can return by using the return box by the main door.


Opening hours

Main library in Hamar Kulturhus

Monday12 noon - 7 pm
Tuesday12 noon - 7 pm
Wendesday12 noon - 7 pm
Thursday12 noon - 7 pm
Friday12 noon - 4 pm
Saturday11 am - 3 pm


Vang department

Monday12 noon - 3 pm
Tuesday12 noon - 3 pm
Thursday4 pm  - 7 pm
Friday12 noon - 3 pm

Unfortunately, the libraries are not self-service until further notice.

Hamar library - served opening hours

Monday10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday10 am - 7 pm
Thursday10 am - 7 pm
Friday10 am - 4 pm
Saturday11 am - 3 pm

Hamar library is now a self-serviced library. Now you can use the library from 6 am until 10 pm every day.

On the first floor counter, you can sign the contract to get your library card updated.
Then you can let yourself in with your library card and PIN-code.

 Hamar library Vang department

 Self-serviceThe library is servedSelf-service
Monday 6 am - 12 noon12 noon - 3 pm 3pm - 10pm
Tuesday6 am - 12 noon12 noon - 3 pm3pm - 10 pm
Wednesday6 am - 10 pm  
Thursday6 am - 4 pm4 pm - 7 pm 7pm - 10 pm
Friday6 am - 12 noon12 noon - 3 pm3 pm - 10 pm
Saturday6 am - 10 pm  
Sunday6 am - 10 pm  


Hamar library
Torggata 100
2317 Hamar
Phone: 0047 62 56 18 00
Email: biblioteket@hamar.kommune.no

Hamar library Vang department 
Granveien 2
2322 Ridabu
Phone: 0047 62 56 18 25
Email: vang@hamar.kommune.no

Online services:

Borrowing regulations forthe public libraries in Hedmark: 

  • It is free of charge to borrow from the library.
  • You may borrow at any public library in Hedmark, and return the items where it suits you the best.
  • If the library you visit, does not have the particular item you require, you may ask the library to obtain it from another library.
  • It is compulsory to have a library card. You may have one issued which can be used in most of the Norwegian libraries.
  • The library card is personal, and it should not be left to anyone else. You are responsible for all items borrowed with your card.
  • By loss or theft of your library card, a new one will be issued, usually in payment of a small fee.
  • Notify the library whenever name, address, phone number or email-address is changed.
  • Normally, you may borrow items for four weeks. Some items may be borrowed for a shorter or longer period.
  • Loans can usually be prolonged. This may be done either online, by mail or phone, or by calling at your library.
  • Overdue charges may be claimed on items not delivered on returning date. Lost or damaged items must be compensated for.
  • Breach of these rules, may cause loss of borrowing rights. 

 Loan periods: 

 You may borrow our items for 4 weeks. Excepted are

  • Videos/dvd                         1 week
  • Language courses                8 weeks
  • CDs from the music department   2 weeks

It is possible to renew a loan provided that the item has not been reserved for any other library user.

New library card 

  • By loss or theft of your library card, a replacement card can be issued in payment of a fee of 20 NOK.


There is a charge if you return items to the library late. The overdue charges are as follows:

  • First reminder        NOK 40
  • Second reminder    NOK 70
  • After second reminder, invoice will be sent.
  • When charges amount to NOK 100, the right to further loans is lost.

Replacement costs:  
Lost or damaged items must be compensated according to the library’s rules. 
In case of no return or payment, the demand will be handed over for debt collection. 

Chairs at Hamar library