Tuesday 10. Dec. 2019

New opening hours for the reading room in the Black Diamond, Copenhagen

On 27 January 2020, the Danish National Archives, Copenhagen and the Danish Royal Library will open a shared reading room in the Black Diamond library on Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1 in Copenhagen. ‘The Research Reading Room’ will be located on floors 2 and 3 West in the Black Diamond library – the former floors C and D.

The Danish National Archives’ new reading room in Copenhagen will be open from Tuesday to Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and there will be assistance available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The issuing of archival records will stop at 4:30 p.m. This means that from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. it will only be possible to return previously issued archival records.

The Danish National Archives has decided on this prioritisation based on logistical, financial and security-related considerations.

The Danish National Archives’ part of the reading room in the Black Diamond library will be closed on Mondays and Fridays. Altogether, the Danish National Archives’ reading room’s weekly opening hours will, however, be extended by two hours per week due to the extended opening hours from Tuesday to Thursday. The Danish National Archives hopes that this will benefit the users who are at work most of the day, as they will have better opportunities to use the reading room since it will now be open until 6 p.m.

The opening hours for the Danish National Archives’ other reading rooms will not be changed.