Lodge Library

The Lodge Library is one of our membership benefits with 3,500 books, 235 videos, 130 DVDs, 125 sic CDs, and over 3,000 periodicals.  You are invited to visit the library room on the lower level of the Norway House. The Library is open before and after meetings and during other cultural center activities.

Notice: Please Return Overdue Library Materials

There appear to be many books and movies loaned to Lodge members on the honor system that may have been forgotten and not returned. The check-out period is one month. We plan a library cleaning and inventory in the near future. Please check your shelves for overdue materials. 

If you are unable to come to the Lodge to return the items, pick up can probably be arranged. Call 703-815-4945.

About the Library

Items can be checked out on the honor system for a month at a time. Please follow the posted instructions to check out materials, and return items to the box marked “LIBRARY RETURNS." The standard checkout period is one month, and you may renew items by contacting Librarian George Edwards at librarian@norwaydc.org.

Current holdings include over 7,000 items in Norwegian, English, Danish (books, DVDs, VHS, music CDs, newspapers, journals, and periodicals), covering every subject imaginable about Norway and the other Scandinavian countries, plus Norwegian-American subjects.

The library welcomes donations of new or gently used materials. For more information, contact our librarian George Edwards at librarian@norwaydc.org.

We were lucky to receive several large donations of books during the past year, but now we could use some help in getting the books cataloged so they can be made available for check out.Contact Henry Hansen if you are willing to volunteer a few hours per month to help catch up on this backlog.


You can browse our Library Catalog below, or click the links to view it in a full browser window or download it to your computer.

The catalog lists books, videos, DVDs and CDs available in the library. However, the catalog has not been updated on a regular basis, so many recent additions are not included.

The book number will allow you to easily find the correct shelf. Please note that books are in English unless specified otherwise.