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The Black Diamond, Copenhagen

In the buildings of Det Kgl. Bibliotek on Slotsholmen, you can enjoy exhibitions and concerts, use the reading rooms and visit the cafe, while enjoying the view of the harbour.

Laura Stamer


The wireless network is accessible to all users of the library and covers the entire library. To gain access to the network, you need to log on to 'eduroam' or 'KB-Guest' - the latter requires that you accept the conditions for use. 

Connectivity requires that you are from an institution that is part of the Eduroam collaboration. Contact your own institution to get information on how to access Eduroam.

Lockers are found on the ground floor and on the 1st and 4th floors. The lockers are operated via a 4-digit pin code of your own choice.

Students can reserve and borrow a locker. Students writing their thesis can borrow the locker for up to 6 months. Other students can borrow the lockers for two months at a time. Contact The Black Diamond Information services to hear more.

We have prioritised making room for you and your laptop in our study areas, but there is a small number of PCs available for general use in the public areas on the 2nd floor. The computers have no passwords and may be used according to a first-come, first-served policy.

Due to covid-19 the PCs for general use are not available.

Toilets are found on the ground floor on each side of the atrium. In addition, there is a small toilet located on the second floor (same floor as the three large reading rooms).

In The Black Diamond shop, you can get your questions answered, become acquainted with library services, pick up and return material, purchase unique products, and get personalized help finding exciting cultural experiences. You can find us just inside the swing doors by the main entrance.

In addition to common office supplies, you can also take a small piece of Det Kgl. Bibliotek home with you. Purchase one of our unique products with quotes and motifs from the collections e.g. bucket bags, notebooks, and fridge magnets.

Unfortunately, we do not have parking facilities for guests.

We refer to the public parking spaces at Slotsholmsgade, Frederiksholms channel, and BLOX parking with 350 parking spaces, which has easy access from Vester Voldgade.

For evening events you have the option of parking in The Black Diamond’s parking space, located by the ”triangle area” on Christians Brygge 2-4, using a special ticket. The ticket is valid from 6 p.m. to midnight and is available from the information in The Black Diamond on the night of the event.

Disabled visitors can choose to bring an accompanying person to arrangements, exhibitions, and concerts cost-free. Please inform us if you are bringing an accompanying person when ordering tickets. At events, there will always be a member of staff present to help you and your accompanying person down the hall.

If you are a wheelchair user and need to use one of our meeting rooms or you are taking a tour, you need to call and make arrangements via telephone 9132 4880, 3 weekdays prior at the latest.


Student places and reading rooms

The research reading room is found on your left hand when going up the moving walkway in the atrium of the library. The reading room is generally for non-circulatory material - that is, material that may only be viewed in a reading room. In the reading room, you can also find a collection of reference books.

Food, drinks, bags, and jackets are not allowed in the reading room. You may bring your own laptop if you take it out of the sleeve. Bags and jackets can be put in lockers.

Talking is not allowed in the reading room.

Regulations for the Research reading room

ID-card for Research Reading Room

You will find the entrance to the reading room on the 4th floor. Take the elevator up or the rolling sidewalk from the atrium and stairs by the Kirkeby Bridge.

The reading room is home to the Administrative Library, it is our service for ministries government agencies, but the reading room are open to everyone.

Muted conversations are allowed.


The student reading room is found on your right hand when going up the moving walkway in the atrium of the library. The reading room is open to everyone, who needs a place to read.

Talking is not allowed in the reading room.

You can find the old reading room by continuing straight ahead from the moving walkway and turning right by the octagonal display case at the end of the hall. The reading room is open to everyone, who needs a place to read.

Talking is not allowed in the reading room.

You can find the Open Study area by continuing straight ahead from the moving walkway and crossing the Kirkeby bridge. This is also the place to do group work.

Conversation is allowed in the open study area but please show consideration.

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Guided tours

We offer guided tours in The Black Diamond, Copenhagen and on Victor Albecks Vej, Aarhus (the Book Tower). Experience the buildings and environment and hear stories about architecture and collections.


Check out our exciting exhibitions, concerts and events in The Black Diamond, Copenhagen.