Danish books (1701-1914) on demand – order PDFs at no charge

Due to a grant from the Ministry of Culture, from November 2012 until the end of 2014, The Royal Library has offered all registered users the option of ordering free PDF copies of select Danish monographs printed 1701-1900 (normally only for reading room use). The service became quite popular - app. 9,400 titles were digitized in the grant period - and continues in 2015.

Beginning 1 June 2015, the service was improved, in that the result of the digitization process is presented to the users in two different qualities: one full-text searchable b/w PDF and one non-searchable colour PDF. Please note, that PDFs from before this date will be available only as searchable colour PDFs. The patron receive a mail with links to the two versions; the same links are available in the library’s OPAC REX and hence the digitizations can be used by all patrons.

The physical volume can after the digitization only be ordered to the reading room after a special application, and will in that way be less exposed to the wear and tear that transportation and other handling entails.

Update February 19, 2016: App. 200.000 titles are now available for ordering, as multi-volume titles 1701-1900 and a majority of Danish titles 1900-1914 have been included in the offer. For further information, send a mail to EPUB@kb.dk

Newspapers and other periodicals are NOT included in this offer. Danish books printed 1914 or later can only be included by agreement with the rights holder. 

The Royal Library reserves the right to reject an excessive number of orders from singular users, as well as orders, where the private/non-commercial purpose is in doubt. 

Read more about this service  (how to order etc.)

Contact: EPUB@kb.dk