The Research Library

Our library is a research library that manages the collection, including all documentation and accrued knowledge about Edvard Munch, and makes it available for in-house as well as external research.

Opening hours

Tuesday–Friday: 09–15

Closed: Easter, all of July and through Christmas

The library's collections consist of:

  • Literature pertaining to Edvard Munch: Books, dissertations, articles and exhibition catalogues
  • Literature pertaining to visual art ca. 1850–1950, roughly 30 000 volumes
  • Transcriptions of Munch's correspondence, journals and notes
  • Newspaper clippings that cover Edvard Munch's lifetime
  • A extensive collection of documentary photographs: from Munch's life, his portraits and exhibitions

Edvard Munch's private library is located behind glass doors in a separate room in the library. 

Search the library's database here


It is desirable that visitors announce their arrival in advance by e-mail. Visitors must register at the staff entrance to the left of the museum's main entrance. In the library there are wardrobes where outerwear and large bags must be placed. The cloakroom in the museum's lobby can also be used.



Postal address:
Munchmuseets bibliotek
Postboks 3304 Sørenga
0140 Oslo

Visiting adress:
Edvard Munchs plass 1
0194 Oslo