Royal Danish Library

Royal Danish Library (Danish: Det Kgl. Bibliotek) is a merger of the two previous national libraries in Denmark: the State and University Library in Aarhus and the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Although now under a single organisation, the separate locations in both cities are maintained.

Royal Danish Library
Det Kgl. Bibliotek
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The Royal Library in Copenhagen
TypeNational Library, University Library, National Center for Shared Services for Public Libraries
LocationAarhus, Denmark,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Size42,504,062 physical units,
8,615,234 electronic titles (as of 2017)[1]
Legal depositSince 1697
Other information
DirectorSvend Larsen

The merger came into effect on January 1, 2017.[3]


  1. ^ "Årsrapport 2017 for Det Kgl. Bibliotek" (PDF) (in Danish). Det Kgl. Bibliotek. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Job og karriere" (in Danish). Det Kgl. Bibliotek. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Det nye nationalbibliotek kommer til at hedde Det Kgl. Bibliotek" (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-03-03.