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Reading rooms to open with seat reservations

On Monday 18 May the first students will be able to return to reading rooms at Blindern, but only after completing an infection prevention course and reserving a seat in one of the reading rooms.

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Sophus Bugges hus is one of the reading rooms that will open again on Monday. Photo: Francesco Saggio/UiO

Opening reading rooms

Reading rooms are now finally open to the students! The opening is in accordance with infection control rules with a maximum limit of 50 people in the zones in reading rooms and at least one meter distance between each seat. From Monday it is possible to book seats in reading rooms in Sophus Bugges hus, Eilert Sundts hus, Idrettsbygningen and Georg Sverdrups hus. The reading rooms are open to all students, regardless of faculty and level of study. In total, 776 seats will be available to students.

Note! Students who need to use a PC in the reading rooms, must bring their own.

Reserving a seat in a reading room

In order to comply with infection control rules, the reading rooms that are now available must be reserved in advance. Student IDs and receipts for seat reservations must be presented to security guards who control access to the buildings.

  • Reservation of seats in reading rooms can be made from Monday May 18 at 8 am.
  • The reading rooms are open from Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
  • You can reserve your seat in TP: Room booking.
  • Your reservation is valid for one day at a time.
  • Reading room seats can be booked three days in advance.
  • It is not possible to book a seat for several days at the same time.

Mandatory infection prevention course 

Everyone coming back to the University of Oslo's buildings must have taken a mandatory e-course in infection prevention in advance. 

Three important points:

  • Wash your hands
  • Keep your distance
  • Stay home if you feel ill
Published May 15, 2020 3:22 PM - Last modified May 18, 2020 3:20 PM