Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen

Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen - Address, Phone Number

Address: The Royal Library, National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen University Library, Postbox 2149, 1016 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Phone: +45-33474747

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Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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About Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen

The Royal Library was established more than 350 years ago and has a collection of national historic artefacts and documents, copies of all the work published in the country since the 17th century, a section for Natural history and Science and Pharmacy, photographs, prints and legal documents. The library also has a collection of books that keep Denmark’s tradition and folklore alive and everything else that celebrates the country’s rich culture and history.

The famous National Museum of Photography is a part of this library and gives you a rare peek into the country’s stories with historic photos that double as art! The statistics of the library are simply stunning with more than 11,00,000 loans being an average number annually.

Highlights include:

  • Black Diamond building opened in 1999 that houses a concert hall and a library and is popularly named so for its black marble and glass construction.
  • The print of the first Danish book that dates back to 1482
  • A print of the Gutenberg Bible and the Bible of Bertoldus

The library has a café and restaurant- perfect to end the day.

Det Kongelige Bibliotek Ticket Prices

National Museum of Photography:

  • Adult: DKK 40
  • Students : DKK 25
  • Children under 16: free
  • School classes: DKK 40 per class.

Det Kongelige Bibliotek Opening and Closing Hours

The Black Diamond:

  • Monday- Friday: 8.00 am – 9.00 pm (Summers- June and July: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm)
  • Saturday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm (Summers June- August: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm)
  • Closed on Sunday.

Danish National Art Library:

Lending and reading room:

  • Monday- Thursday: 11.00 am – 5.30 pm (Summers- June and July: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm)
  • Friday: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm (Summers- June and July: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm)
  • Closed on Sunday.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Closed on Sunday

Study room:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 10.0 am – 3.00 pm
  • Closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed during summer.

Copenhagen University Library, South Campus:

February- March; September- October:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

January; April- June; November- December:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Summer- July and August:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Restaurant/Cafe: Restaurant Søren K

  • Monday-Thursday: 12.00 pm – 12.00 am
  • Friday, Saturday: 12.00 pm – 12.00 am
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed during Summer (week 29, 30, 31)

Cafe Oieblikket:

  • Monday-Friday : 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Saturday: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed during Summer June- August

National Museum of Photography:

  • Monday- Saturday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

For timings of other libraries within the complex, visit the official website.

How To reach Det Kongelige Bibliotek by Public Transport

  • By Metro: Kongens Nytorv
  • By Bus: Borsen (Slotsholmsgade)
  • Ferry: Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Kobenhavns Havn)
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Bicycle.

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Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen Reviews - Write a Review

  • A gorgeous libary accompanied by a high rated danish restaurant - Søren k - you must try. Hope the photos will be helpful in some way.

  • Completely love this place! Great coffee, desserts and an amazing area to relax while reading or working. You can see what is happening outside from the huge windows of this modern building or you can even sit outside if the weather is right.

  • A great landmark aside Copenhagen water front. The building connects old library with the new space, brilliant. Take the Escalator at the lobby, very nice to experience the fair faced concrete interior.

  • Breathtaking architecture and that is before you get to see the amazing collection inside. This is a MUST SEE!

  • A beautiful modern building, in a city with such a plethora of Renaissance buildings it's nice to see something different. Not that I don't love the Renaissance buildings!

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