Find materials

Our collections are large. We have many different search services and special collections, which is why you cannot search all of our material at once. However, our guides will help you.

The library system

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In the library system, you can borrow books, articles, and journals. You can also find databases and physical and digital material e.g. images, music releases, sheet music, manuscripts, and much more.

Mediestream

Collection of older newspaper clippings
Mediestream gives you online access to our unique digital collection of historical newspapers, radio and TV programmes, and cinema advertisements.

Tidsskrift.dk

The database of journals - tidsskrift.dk - on mobile
Tidsskrift.dk gives you access to Danish professional, scientific, and cultural journals in digital full text.

The sound of Denmark

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Listen to audio clips of folk songs, dialects and narratives from all over Denmark, as well as recordings from the ethnographical journeys of Haslund-Christensen, and much more.

Texts

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Here you can read and search works from the Danish literary history from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

API

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Using our API (Application Programming Interface), you can get access to datasets containing aerial photos, images and literary texts.

LOAR

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Find our open datasets containing raw text from monographs, newspapers and audio recordings in our Library Open Access Repository (LOAR).

How to find images

Children and young people celebrate the liberation of Denmark in 1945
Our collection of prints and photographs contains everything from copperplate engravings to fine art photography. Some images are available digitally and some are not.

How to find maps

Older maps of parts of Northern Europe
We have an extensive collection of maps and atlases, and we have digitised some but not all of them. Some can be viewed online, while others can only be studied closely in our reading rooms.

How to find music

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We have large collections dealing with music. For example, you can find sheet music and recorded music, but also a lot of material about the music.

How to find pamphlets

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We have a wide range of pamphlets from parish magazines to Daell’s department store catalogues. Some has been digitised, some is searchable, and some needs to be ordered by writing to us.

Map collection

Older maps of parts of Europe
Our collection of maps is one of Northern Europe's largest. The oldest maps in the collection date from the 16th century, and the newest may have just come from the printing house.

Nationaldiskoteket

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Nationaldiskoteket is our collection of published music and speech. It documents Danish music history from the first recordings made in the 1890s to today's digital releases.

Netarkivet

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We are responsible for collecting and preserving the Danish part of the Internet as part of the Danish Legal Deposit Act. The goal is to ensure the material can be used for future research purposes.

Newspaper collection

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The national newspaper collection consists of daily newspapers and local newspapers that have been published in Denmark or have direct relations to Denmark.

Oriental collection

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The Oriental collection consists of manuscripts, printed works, and other material originating in non-western language areas and cultures, mostly Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Theatre collection

Theatre scene
In the theatre collection, you will find material on a wide range of performing arts, such as dance, theatre, performance art, circus and opera.

The Folklore Archives

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We are responsible for collecting and preserving ordinary people's experiences of life, daily life, traditions, music and stories. Find out how we have organised the collected material.

Collection overview A-Z

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We have collections that range from hand-written to printed matter, from photography to video, and from sound and music recordings to sheet music. Dive into the collections and learn more about them.

Get inspired

Map collection

Older maps of parts of Europe
Our collection of maps is one of Northern Europe's largest. The oldest maps in the collection date from the 16th century, and the newest may have just come from the printing house.

Newspaper collection

Employee in the Statens Avissamling between shelves
The national newspaper collection consists of daily newspapers and local newspapers that have been published in Denmark or have direct relations to Denmark.