The Sonja Lodge Library is committed to supporting the Sons of Norway's mission to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, and to celebrate our relationship with other Nordic countries. We seek to encourage the interests of our members by providing convenient and effective access to relevant library materials about the Nordic countries and the diaspora.
Our collection of some 2,000 books is catalogued by the Dewey Decimal System, used by the Scandinavian countries. The catalog is available online to members at sonjalibrary.libib.com. Most books are in English, with 358 in Norwegian and 13 in Swedish or Danish, marked by a national flag on the book spine. A collection of Viking magazines runs from 1975 to the present, indexed for easy use in finding articles. Maps and Nordic related newspapers are available.
Loans of the books are on the honor
system. Members are asked to sign for the books, which volunteer staff enter into the computer
system for automated notification following a 31-day checkout period. Most
of the books are donated by members, but many came from non-members who know
about the library. Members and guests frequently use the library to visit and
hold group meetings such as Norsk Bok and Viking Life. The attractive
room features comfortable furniture, art and various objects relating to
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