Traditionally, the sea has been the main avenue of transport along the coast of Norway. The coast is made up of a multitude of islands and islets, with many remote places along the fjords. Although communications are improving, with roads, tunnels and bridges being built, there are still quite a few communities most easily reached by boat. This is the case today, and it certainly was even more so when the idea of a sea borne library was conceived and pioneered by librarians in Hordaland.