Our organisation

Royal Danish Library is divided into a number of subject areas and departments.

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The library's subject areas

Chief Executive

  • Cultural activities

Physical information supply and library service

  • Library service for Aarhus University
  • Library service for the Danish public libraries
  • Acquisition, registration and lending of printed books and periodicals

Library Services and Partnerships

  • Library service to University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University and the IT University
  • Gender research service and service for the central administration
  • Operation of the library system for Danish universities and vocational colleges, etc.
  • Management of licenses for e-books and e-journals for Danish research and educational institutions and youth programmes

Cultural heritage

  • Collection, preservation and providing access of digital cultural heritage
  • Collection, preservation and providing access to cultural heritage collections (letters, manuscripts, maps and pictures, printed newspapers, audiovisual media, etc.)
  • Digitisation of cultural heritage collections
  • Research

Digital transformation

  • Development, adaptation and operation of systems for providing access to the collections and for preserving the digital cultural heritage collections
  • Strategic communication, website, brand platform 


  • Buildings, HR, Security, Finance