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Reading Room on the 3rd Floor of PAM

The reading room on the 3rd floor of P.A. Munch's building is a common reading room for all Master's students at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages.

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All Master's students at IKOS should automatically have access to the reading room through their student card. You can get your student card at SiOSenteret in Kristian Ottosens hus. Should you experience problems with access, please contact the reception on the 4th floor.

The reading hall has a designated resting area. Be aware that noise can be heard outside the room, so please be considerate.

NB: Thefts were previously very common in the reading room, so it is recommended to use the lockers. The department is not responsible for lost property. We advise against placing personal belongings on your desk unattended and to use a suitable lock for securing your laptop.

Reading desks

There is a total of 95 desks in the reading room of which 17 are computer desks and 78 desks are free. You can find a map over the different spaces to the right on this page.

Free reading desks

The free reading desks can only be used on a day-to-day basis. The desk must be cleared every evening. The purpose of free reading desks is to ensure that students without an allocated desk can find an available space when necessary. It is not possible for students to reserve a free space on the list of reading desks.

Book cabinets

There are 96 lockers in the reading room. The students must provide their own padlocks. The lockers are numbered, and students must send an email to with name and locker number for registration. This is required, as we need to be able to identify the owner of the contents if we have to cut the lock. If not registered, the lockers can be emptied without notice.

The lockers are on a first come, first serve basis. Those who do not get a locker, can obtain a locker in the basement of the Sophus Bugge Building through the "Filologisk forening".

IT-equipment and copy paper

The faculty IT department at Faculty of Humanities is responsible for the 17 PC-desks in the reading room, wireless network in the whole room, as well solving technical issues with the printer. Paper and toner cartridges is available in the IKOS reception on the 4th floor.


Published Apr. 16, 2014 4:23 PM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2020 3:31 PM