It’s easy to become a borrower at the Danish National Art Library. Here you can read how to register and what opportunities you have as a borrower
This is how
If you are a new borrower you can register electronically on this web formula click here. Then you can request material from the Library catalogue after which you can borrow material to read outside the library.
When collecting material to take away, always remember your social security card, which functions as a library ticket.
As a borrower you can borrow to take away all the material which is marked with the label "Circulating" in the Library’s (data) base.There are some materials which can only be used at the Library: these are marked “Reading room loan", and should be requested the same way as the lending material.
Materials which are marked, “Study room material",(for use in the study room) are either too large or too fragile for use in the reading room. These materials can only be consulted in our study room in Søborg. You must remember to book a time to look at them, using this form click here
You can, to a certain extent, copy or scan our materials, or you can, for your own use, bring photographic equipment with you to take pictures. Read more about the rules applicable for copying, scanning and photographing in the Library Regulations. click here.
Normal opening hours
Lending and reading room Nyhavn
Monday - Thursday:
11.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
July 1st until August 31st:
Monday - Friday:
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
The library’s reading room can be found at our address Nyhavn 2. Here it is possible to sit and work. This is also where some of the library’s material is to be found which cannot be removed but is available for use in the reading room. Materials which can only be borrowed for use in the reading room will be marked with the label “Læsesalslån” in the library’s base. It is also possible to reserve books as læsesalslån, so they remain at the library where you can work with them. This arrangement can be highly advantageous if you have made multiple requests.
In the library reading room are numerous reference works for use in situ.
Study room, Søborg
The Library’s study room is located in Søborg. The study room is for rare and fragile materials such as architectural drawings, rare books and archival material.Such material has the label ”Study centre loan” (Study Room Material) in the Library’s catalogue. Study room material must be requested through the system, but one must also book a time at which to see the material. It is important that when booking a time one also specifies which materials one has requested so that we can find them for you.
It is the Library’s decision whether the materials are of a condition to permit copying.
Old, especially valuable photographs may not be copied.
Photocopying is at one’s own risk. Assistance from the Library’s staff should not be taken for granted.
It is possible to print on A4 sheets on the Library’s computers.
Print price: 0,50 kr. pr. print.
In the Study room Søborg it is not possible to copy or scan material. But it is allowed to photograph with own camera for personal use.
It is possible to log onto the Library’s network with the aid of a user name and access code which will be given to you at the desk.
The Library on Nyhavn has direct, handicap-friendly access from the courtyard. There is a lift from the Library’s central hall up to the reading room, and down to the toilets in the basement, where there is also a handicap toilet.
The study room in Søborg: The study room on Transformervej is handicap-friendly with direct access. In this context a handicap toilet is provided.
Rules for the use of the Library
Nyhavn: Bags, coats etc. can be deposited in the cloakroom at the entrance, at one’s own risk.
Study room Søborg: Bags and coats must be left at the entrance.
Mobile telephone conversations must not be conducted in the study room or the reading room.
Bringing one’s own laptop is permitted. 230 V power points are provided on the catalogue tables in the book collection, reading room and study room.
It is requested that in the study room in Søborg any private conversations be conducted in subdued voices. The reading room at Nyhavn is a silent area.
Children are welcome to visit the Library in the company of an adult but must not disturb the other visitors.
The library staff reserves the right to look in bags that have been brought into the public area.