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Tasks and goals

Det Kgl. Bibliotek is an institution controlled by the Danish Ministry of Culture. We provide services and dissemination of knowledge, and we preserve the Danish cultural heritage for posterity.

Thomas Søndergaard

  • As a university library, Det Kgl. Bibliotek provides service that supports research and teaching at Aarhus University, the IT University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University.
  • As a national library, Det Kgl. Bibliotek collects, preserves and makes available cultural heritage via texts, images and audio, in both physical and digital form.
  • As loan centre for the Danish public libraries, Det Kgl. Bibliotek provides service that constitutes a supplement to the public libraries’ service offerings to citizens.
  • As a research institution, Det Kgl. Bibliotek increases the general knowledge of the cultural heritage.

The four areas of priority, and the tasks and goals attached to them, are described in our four year framework agreement with the Danish Ministry of Culture.