The Combined Library of Drammen

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In order to exploit to the full the library resources of Drammen and create a high-class, future-oriented library, three library organizations were brought together under one roof. Together they form the Combined Library/Drammensbiblioteket, which in turn is part of the Papirbredden Knowledge Centre, an integrated campus.

The new library building was completed in the beginning of December 2006 and the library opened officially on 2 March 2007.

Drammensbiblioteket is a coalition of three separate library organisations working together. The three partners are the county library, the municipal library and the university college library. To the visitor Drammensbiblioteket is one unit.

The Combined Library serves as a link between the municipality and the university college, helping to remove any barriers between the two worlds. The library is a creative meeting place for all and a centre of knowledge for researchers, students at all levels as well as citizens in general.

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Mixed: Drammen Municipality, Buskerud County and the Norwegian government

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Grønland 58, 3045 Drammen

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