What's on?

Stefan Hertmans (left) and Danish writer Jens Christian Grøndahl will talk in English

Stefan Hertmans (BE)

Thursday 19 March 2015 at 20:00

Stefan Hertmans (left) writes in Flemish, but his work is also published in English.

Elif Shafak (TR)

Tuesday 7 April 2015 at 20:00

One part of Elif Shafak's literature has strong Turkish roots, the other part travels the world.


Lay Down Your Arms

4 September 2014 - 31 January 2015

The Royal Library marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I with the exhibition Lay Down Your Arms. The exhibition centres on neutrality and resistance to the war in Denmark.

Cooper & Gorfer: The Weather Diaries

1 November 2014 - 21 March 2015

Exhibition: Photographs by the American/Austrian artist duo Cooper & Gorfer

Treasures in The Royal Library

9 May 2012 - 31 December 2015

Exhibition: Gutenberg’s bible, the notes of philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the diaries of fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen and a wide range of other invaluable cultural treasures are immersed in pop art jungle by Russian artist Andrey Bartenev. A new exhibition of the greatest works from the Royal Library's collections.

See the building

Guided tours of the Royal Library

Take a tour of the Royal Library and learn about the architecture, history, and cultural life of the library.