Tuesday 5. Nov. 2019

The Opening of the Danish National Archives’ reading room in the Black Diamond is postponed

The Danish National Archives' and the Royal Danish Library's new common reading room will be operning in the Black Diamond on Monday 27 January 2020 - and not on Monday 13 January 2020 as previously planned.

The plan was for the Danish National Archives’ reading room in Provianthuset in Copenhagen to shut down for good on 20 December 2019 and then reopen again on 13 January in week 3 in the Black Diamond. Due to delays in the reconstruction of the reading room in the Black Diamond, the Danish National Archives’ reading room will remain open in Provianthuset in weekes 2 and 3 in 2020 and then close in week 4 due to the move.

It is estimated that the rebuilding and preparation of the reading room to allow for it to receive archive and library users will extend so far into January 2020 that it is not certain that it will be ready to open in week 3 (13 January).

Therefore, the Danish National Archive and the Royal Danish Library have chosen to postpone the opening of the reading room to Monday 27 January in week 5 in order to be sure that the reading rooom is functional from day 1.

Celebrating the opening day

The Danish National Archives and the Royal Danish Library will celebrate the opening of the new common reading room, “Forskningslæsesalen” (The Research Reading Room) in the Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, DK-1221 Copenhagen K by hosting an event on Monday 27 January 2020.