Welcome to our Norse Hall library which serves to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway. Books may be browsed by guests on site, but check out is reserved for Grieg Lodge members. The regular library hours are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m to l:00 p.m and appointments are encouraged. The library is open during most major lodge events. Contact the Librarian for more information, and please note that the library is closed during July and August.

Our collection of nearly 4,000 books is now fully searchable online by author, title and subject. Just click on to begin your search. Please see the Library Events Calendar for updates on the Book Discussion Group and the Norwegian Conversation Group, both of which meet monthly in the library.

Included in our collection are classical authors such as Snorri Sturluson, Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Knut Hamsun and Sigrid Undset; and explorers like Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Thor Heyerdahl have duly recorded their adventures. The Norwegian-American heritage is thoroughly represented, as is the World War II section, the latter filling two entire bookcases. In general many books are available in both Norwegian and English, and interspersed throughout the collection are more contemporary Norwegian novelists.

Norse Hall’s library collection spans many additional topics, for example, Viking mythology; Nordic folklore and juvenile literature; Norwegian art, crafts and cookbooks; and assorted classical and contemporary Scandinavian audio-visual material. Serving as it does Grieg Lodge members, the library is also an outreach to the greater Portland community. Please come and experience our beautiful library firsthand!