The special collections at the NTNU University Library originate from the library of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, which wasestablished in 1768. Through almost 250 years, the library has built a collection of regional, national and international importance through donations and purchases.

Consisting of manuscripts, historical book collections, letters, diplomas, maps, photographs and private archives, the collections provide a multi-faceted view of cultural history and history of knowledge.

Among the highlights are six members of Norges Dokumentarv, the Norwegian branch of UNESCOs Memory of the World. The Adler-Falsen draft to the constitution and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons original manuscript to the Norwegian national anthem are available digitally in our search at Gunnerus.com, while the archive of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS) between 1760-1860 is being digitised at the moment.

Currently, only parts of the library’s collections are digitally available there. If you are unable to find what you are looking for in our search, please contact us for further help and guidance.

Our material is kept at the Gunnerus library and the Dora library in Trondheim, Norway.