Systems and services

Our collections are located in different systems and services, and it is not possible to search in all of them at once. Use the filtering to find the right system or service for your search.


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


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


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.


Portrait photo: Georg Brandes
Here you can read and search works from the Danish literary history from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

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.

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.

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

Get inspired

How to find architecture

Drawer shelf in the Royal Danish Library's architecture collection
We have collected around 300,000 architectural drawings from Danish architects. We also have architectural photographs, architects' archives, sketchbooks, architectural models and travel sketches.

How to find art history

Archive folders from the art history collection
The art history collections contain auction catalogues, photographs, artist signatures and art history archives. Some have been digitised, while others still only exist in physical form.