Welcome back on 21 April

We look forward to seeing you again in earnest. Stay tuned and be updated on how you can use the library again as we begin to reopen our services.

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Updated 24 March 2021 at 14.42 a.m. Will be updated continuously.

Det Kgl. Bibliotek opens its doors further on 21 April 2021. We do not know all the details of the reopening yet, but we promise to continuously update this page.

On Wednesday 21 April, we open our reading rooms, study facilities (study places, copy/print, etcetera.), guidance, collection and returns at most of our addresses, as well as the exhibition in The Black Diamond, Copenhagen. All of course according to the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority.

However, it applies to several of our study facilities that they are located on university grounds, and therefore we are dependent on agreements with the universities. We are in close dialogue with our partners, and we will let you know here as soon as we know more.

All physical events are still cancelled until we know more about our options in regards to events.

Remember - until 20 April, you can still pick up and drop off books at selected locations. You can find out more about your options below.

Guidelines until 21 April 2021

Returns and loans

Until and including 20 April 2021 (holidays and weekends excluded), you can continue to pick up and hand in books and journals meant for research and teaching.

Unfortunately, our reading rooms are not open, and you may only stay in our buildings to pick up or drop off your books and journals.

Please pay close attention to the directions on site and follow the instructions of the staff.

Don't forget that you have to order your material and receive a notification stating it is ready on the shelf for you before you can pick it up. You can only pick up the material at the place we have specified in the email to you.

If you have ordered books or journals for pick up at one of the places that we have closed, you will receive a message about where you can pick up the material instead. Please note that you will not hear from us until the material is ready for collection at the new location.

Reading room loans and other special conditions

Unfortunately, it is not possible to reserve books and other materials marked as reading room only, as our reading rooms are closed.

All material can only be picked up in person. Unfortunately, we cannot offer delivery to university staff.

Opening hours and locations

The following places are open on weekdays. Other days are closed. Valid for the time period 4 January - 20 April 2021.

  • Aarhus: Victor Albecks Vej at 10-15 (Thursdays 10-17)
  • AU Library, Birk Centerpark at 9-12 Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Copenhagen: The Black Diamond at 10-15 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-17)
  • Copenhagen University Library, Nørre Alle at 10-15
  • Copenhagen University Library, Sdr. Campus at 10-15
  • Roskilde University Library at 10-13

Find the addresses

Events and exhibitions

All our events have been cancelled, and the exhibition "Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition" is also closed during the lockdown period. We will return with more information here and directly to the ticket buyers.

Reading rooms and audience areas

All our reading rooms - incl. the Research Reading Room, The Black Diamond, Copenhagen - and other public areas are closed.

Cafes and canteens

All cafes and canteens are closed.

How to help

  • Stay home if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection.
  • Pay attention to your hand hygiene - wash or disinfect your hands often.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Limit physical contact.