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Regulations for borrowing manuscripts and unpublished theatre texts from the Drama collection.

  1. Any professional or permanently established theatre or amateur theatre, as well as theatre schools, are entitled to borrow manuscripts and unpublished theatre texts with the notation "Theatre loan/1 month" from the Drama collection, for use at the institution only, provided that the material is stored in a security box when not in use. A condition for borrowing manuscripts from the Drama collection is the strict compliance of the applicable rules for use.
  2. The application form for loans of manuscripts from the Drama collection is submitted in writing to the Drama collection, the Royal Danish Library, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1016 Copenhagen or by email to att. Drama collection.
  3. The application must include information regarding institution name, responsible contact person, address, telephone number and email, as well as whether the institution has a security box for safe keeping of the material when not in use, at its disposal.
  4. Ordering of manuscripts from the Drama collection takes place via the Royal Danish Library’s online catalogue.
  5. Manuscripts not available for home loans can be ordered as duplicates. The Drama collection will then decide whether it is legal to duplicate the manuscript.
  6. In general, 3 manuscripts can be borrowed at a time.
  7. The loan period is 1 month.
  8. The theatre/theatre school must return the manuscript in time for it to arrive at the Royal Danish Library by the end of the loan period, at the very latest.
  9. The patron is not allowed to disclose manuscripts to private individuals or other institutions.
  10. The contact person responsible for the loan is obligated to thoroughly check that the returned material is complete and non-damaged on return.
  11. In the event of damages/defects, written information about any missing parts (e.g., pages/acts) must be included.
  12. The patronr is fully liable for all of the material.
  13. Missing or damaged manuscripts, if necessary entire manuscripts, are reacquired on the expense of the borrower, according to the following regulations:
    1. In case the missing or damaged manuscript can be reacquired in its original version, an administration fee of 160 DKK per loan is added to the replacement price. Furthermore, a book binding fee of 175 DKK per binding must be payed.
    2. For damaged manuscripts the compensation payment is 175 DKK, provided that the damages can be remedied. If the damages are non-repairable, the material will have to be reacquired.
    3. In the event that materials cannot be reacquired, the compensation payment is 300-500 DKK per manuscript, depending on its size, as well as an administration fee.
    4. Borrowers who need copies or digitized photographs of unpublished material from the Drama collection, are advised that copying of manuscripts and printed theatre texts is only permitted for private study use.
  14. In the event of a breach of these regulations, the Royal Danish Library has the right to exclude the borrower from loans for a short or long period based on an assessment of the present gross or repeated violation of the regulations.