Open Libraries

At Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), the libraries at campuses Hamar, Elverum, Rena and Evenstad have extended their opening hours. This means that enrolled students and faculty have access to the library before and after regular, staffed opening hours. 

How do I get access?

You have access to the “Open Library” if you are registered as a student at Hedmark University of Applied Sciences. Before and after staffed opening hours you can enter the library by using your student card and pin code. If you leave the library, you will need your card to get back in. For safety reasons, selected areas of the library premises are under video surveillance when the staff is not present. Theft and vandalism will be reported to the police.

Opening hours

The libraries opening hours.

Rules of conduct

The library is a place for everyone. Please respect our simple rules:

  • Show consideration for your fellow students – keep the noise level down.
  • Tidy up after yourself – take good care of the library!
  • Remember to check out items you want to borrow, using the self-service machine.
  • Alcohol, drugs and animals are not allowed.
  • “Open library” is only for HUAS students and employees. Please do not allow anyone else to enter.

Frequently asked questions

I have triggered the alarm

The alarm gates is triggered because the documents haven’t been registered in the right manner. Please try to register at the lending automat again. We can check for you tomorrow if the book has been borrowed correctly. If you’re not able to register the book(s), you may leave the book(s) on the counter, and visit us when we’re present. You may leave us a note that you want to borrow the books, and that you’ve set the alarm off.

Will I need my student card, even though I arrived before the staff left?

You will need your card to enter the library if you leave it after regular opening hours. You will also need your card when you to want to borrow documents. You may use the computers and the library as a workplace without your card.

The automat will not work

If you’re able to register your card on the lending automat but not the book, you will not be able to borrow the book. Please visit us in during regular opening hours.

Please leave us a note if the lending machine doesn’t react or show an error message. You will not be able to borrow the book. Visit us during regular opening hours.

If the lending machine doesn’t work when you’re to return your documents, you may drop the material in the boxes next to the machine.

I’ve searched for a book in the librarys catalogue, but it’s not on the shelf

This means that either the book has been misplaced, or that somebody is using the book in the library but haven’t borrowed it. You may reserve the book on our webpages (log on with student number and password), or see us during regular opening hours.

Emergency numbers

In case of an emergency, call either police, the fire department or ambulance:

Police: 112, 02800

Fire Department: 110

Ambulance: 113

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences emergency number: + 47 04315