Collections

Danish Collections (The National Collections)

Danish books and periodicals acquired by legal deposit or purchase

The building <The Fish> which houses The Danish Folklore Archive

Danish Folklore Archives

The Folklore Archives preserves ordinary people's perception of life, memories, traditions, singing, music and everyday stories for posterity.

Danish newspapers

Danish newspapers and local papers

Manuscript Collections and Archives

Manuscripts from the Middle Ages, papers, diaries and letters, notes and drafts.

Signature from J.S. Bach's cantata 'Mein herze schwimmt im Blut'

Music Collections

Online music, scores, sheet music, the orchestral collection and sound recordings in The Royal Library.

Old bindings

Old collection of foreign prints

Exiting old books about all subjects and special collections of books in many fields.

Publications of International Organisations

EU/EF, Council of Europe, UN, GATT/WTO, ILO, NATO, OECD, OSCE, UNESCO, UNIDO and WIPO

Rare Books

Incunabula, parchment collection, bookbindings, and other collections of old and rare books

Copenhagen

The Collection of Prints and Photographs

Collection of Prints and Photographs

The collection at The National Museum of Photography

The National Museum of Photography’s collection contains about 50,000 works, divided into Danish photography, foreign photography and several special collections, amongst others the largest amount of daguerreotypes in Scandinavia.

Cod. Heb. 37, fol. 202a

The Judaica Collection

Judaica in the National Library

Denmark 1570

The Map Collection

Map Collection

Batak tube

The Oriental Collection

Orientalia in the National Library

Da Capo illustration

Theatre collections

The collections of the Drama Collection contain aprroximately 36.000 manuscripts and prints of Danish and foreign theatre texts. Several other theatre collections in the National Library provide documentation and information about Danish theatre history

The reference collection

Reading Room West has a general reference collection of 65.000 volumes with an emphasis on the Humanities and Theology

H.C. Andersen klip

Themes

Digital presentations of treasures from the library, Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard, The Poma manuscript, plates from the Danish flora and Archive of Danish Literature