University of Oslo Library

University of Oslo Library

Asian Collection at University of Oslo Library

Original language materials are separated from the Western language materials.

Original language materials on the 4th floor (Mesanin) of the main library.

Altaics, Chinese, Indo-Iranian, Japanese, Korean, Caucasian, Semitic, Tibetan etc.


Chinese Collection

Online catalog by Donald B. Wagner Catalogue of older Chinese books.


Japanese Collection

The online catalog Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books in Europe by NIJL. 55 of around 70 items in this catalogue. Mainly woodblock books from Edo (1603-1868) period. Few of them are digitalized.



Tibetan Collection

‘A Norwegian traveller in Tibet : Theo Sørensen and the Tibetan collection at the Oslo University Library’.

Woodblock print of Kanjur and Tanjur, Bön religion manuscripts. These are collected by Norwegian missionary Theo Sørensen around 1900. Catalogue of the items in the A Norwegian traveller in Tibet by Per Kværne.