How to find architecture

The library has approximately 300,000 architectural drawings collected from Danish architects as well as architectural photography, archives, sketchbooks, models and travel sketches.

Rolled up architectural drawings on shelf

Photo: Ophav ukendt

Search our digitised drawings

You can search in the digital architectural drawings at, where we have scanned 56,000 drawings so far, and each year we add an additional 6,000. This gives you direct access to all the material that is available digitally. The library has scanned approximately 6,500 architecture photographs, 215 architectural models, and 200 Sketchbooks.

Search our physical collections

Using the search field at the top of the page, you can search for the architect's name, projects and topography, and do searches of a more systematic nature.

All architectural drawings, architectural models, archives and sketchbooks can be searched, both the digitised and non-digitised parts. The physical drawings can be ordered and viewed in the study room in Søborg.

Having trouble finding what you were looking for?

If you are looking for architectural photography that cannot be found in the library system, please write to us. Write which buildings or structures you are interested in and we will do our best to help you. We are currently digitising the collection and the first batch released online in early 2020. The library has a large collection of Danish architecture photographs, which is not registered electronically.

The library has digitised the Central registrant for architectural drawings, which may be of help when finding architectural drawings - outside our collections as well. The registrant was created in a collaboration between The Danish National Art Library, The Danish National Archives and the National Museum of Denmark. Older drawings are primarily registered here.