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For visitors

Here you can find central information for your visit at the Institute for Social Research.

Opening hours

The institute and switchboard: 9.00–15.00 on ordinary weekdays.


Munthes gate 31, which is in a central location between Frogner and Majorstuen, close to Frogner Park.

There are tram, Oslo Metro (T-banen) and bus services to Munthes gate from the city centre.


Take service 12 to Vigeland Park.

Oslo Metro

Take services 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 to Majorstuen. 


The best option from Skøyen/Torshov/Galgeberg is bus service 20 to Vigeland Park.

Post and deliveries

For post and deliveries, see the address on our contact pages.


Visitors who drive to the institute are asked to use on-street parking. There are two disabled parking spaces just outside the entrance to the institute.


The canteen is open from 11.30–13.00 Monday to Friday.

It has a salad bar and serves rolls, open sandwiches etc., cakes and one hot dish.

You can pay by bank card, unfortunately the canteen does not accept cash.

Wireless internet in Munthes gate

The institute has wireless internet delivered by the University of Oslo.

These are the wireless internet connections you can use as our guest:

  • uio – encrypted internet
  • uioguest – unencrypted
  • eduroam – also available at other educational institutions in Norway and the rest of the world.

Visitors with a user name from the University of Oslo can log on to these using their UiO user name and password.

Visitors without a user name from the University of Oslo are asked to contact reception to get guest access.

The Library

The library is run by the Institute for Social Research, and primarily serves the institute’s around 50 researchers. We also participate in the national interlibrary loan scheme.

The library is open from 9.00–15.00, Monday to Friday.

The library has more than 30,000 books, reports and statistical publications. It also subscribes to a variety of journals, newspapers, yearbooks, newsletters and other periodicals. Reference databases and full-text journals are available at the library.

For enquiries, contact Head Librarian Jon Haakon Hustad or send an email to the library.

The library's catalogue - Single search.

Published June 9, 2017 11:08 AM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2018 3:58 PM