The library offers books, periodicals, newspapers, films, music, and audio books in many languages, both for adults and children. There is also a substantial selection of language courses. A good alternative if you want to learn Norwegian by hearing and reading is to watch Norwegian feature films with Norwegian subtitles turned on.
The multi-language library
If you can't find what you are looking for at Trondheim public library, we can help you getting material from Det flerspråklige bibliotek (the multi-language library) and other libraries in Norway.
Many of our branches offer language cafés every week. The language café is a meeting place for people that want to practise Norwegian in a social setting. You can find the dates for all the language cafés in the event calendar. Other language cafées i Trondheim.
Books in other languages
In addition to Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish, the library has books in the following languages:
Books in foreign languages
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* Children's books in Chinese
The children's department sometimes receive a collection of Chinese children's books. These can be borrowed in the regular way.
** Literature in Finnish
We sometimes receive Finnish books from Finnmark county library. This includes both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. The books can be borrowed in the regular way.
Web pages relevant to immigrants
Information from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
For people looking for family members
General information from the Norwegian government
The Directorate of Integration and Diversity
Dictionaries in many languages
Web page for mother tounge and bilingual training
The Norwegian Centre for Migration and Minority Health
Web page for people learning Norwegian. Lots of resources available in Norwegian, English, Arab, Dari, Kurmandji, Pashto, and Tigrinja.
A meeting place for contact, dialogue, information and cooperation between government and the immigrant communities in Trondheim
TV2 skole - news in different languages
Weekly newscasts in Arab, Pashto, Dari, Kurmandji, and Tigrinja
Web page of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
News and debate with focus on the multicultural Norway
At the main library we offer assistance with basic computer questions during opening hours on weekdays. We can assist with services such as copying, printing and scanning of documents.
If you have a question that requires more time, you can make an appointment for personal guidance with one of our staff for 1 hour. You can also sign up for various 2 hour courses. The guidance and courses are free of charge.
In case we can’t assist with your questions, we can provide information about where you can get further help.