Studying by distance

Students who are studying at Volda University College by distance or online can access the library remotely.

BORROWING BOOKS

When you have registered as a student at Volda University College and received a student ID number, you become registered in the library’s borrowing register and your student card will be able to be used as your library card. Contact the library to register as a distance student to be eligible for services available for remote students.

As a distance-education student, you can order books on Oria to be sent to your local library. We will check with you which library you want the books to be sent to beforehand. You will always be notified by us when we send the books, and then you have to contact your local library yourself in order to pick up the books.

Remember to return the books either to us or your local library when you are notified that the loan period has ended.

SEARCH, FIND AND REQUEST

You can search for books, articles and other literature in Oria, the online catalogue for Volda University College Library. You can reserve books and request to have them sent to your home. Electronic resources can be accessed by providing your Feide username and password.

PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING RESOURCES ON ORIA:

  • Log in to Oria with the Feide username and password you have received from Volda University College. The login button is located on the right.
  • Once you find the book you want, click "Get It" and then "Request Document".
  • If the "Request Document" button is missing, please contact the library so that we can add the feature to your user profile.

  • Below you will find "Delivery to address - Address home".

  • If the book is on loan, you will be placed on the waiting list. You will receive the book as soon as it becomes available.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

In addition to books, you will find a range of electronic resources on Oria, including journal articles. Log in to Oria with the Feide username and password you have received from Volda University College to access these resources when off campus. Contact Volda University College Library if you have any problems or need more information.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS FROM OTHER NORWEGIAN INSTITUTION LIBRARIES

If you are unable to find what you need in our library, you can search further using the "All Libraries" tab in Oria. Volda University College can get both books and journals from other libraries across Norway. This is a free service available to all students and staff of Volda University College.

MORE QUESTIONS?

E-mail Volda University College Library at: fjernlaan-ut@hivolda.no

You can also call us at: 70 07 50 60