Monday 19. Apr. 2021

Spring 2021 in the Danish National Archives’ reading rooms

The Research Reading Room in the Black Diamond in Copenhagen has re-opened. Please read the following important information, if you want to visit the reading room in Copenhagen.

Our reading rooms in Odense, Viborg and Aabenraa are closed until further notice. As soon as they open again, we will announce it here.

The opening hours

The opening hours at the “Research Reading Room” (“Forskerlæsesalen”) in the Black Diamond, Copenhagen follows the summer opening hours: From Tuesday to Thursday at 9 am to 5 pm.

Wait for the e-mail regarding you orders before you visit the reading room

We have received many orders during the lockdown and unfortunately we are unable to have them ready on the opening date 21 April. In order not to visit the reading room in vain, please wait to visit the reading room until you have received an email confirming that the documents are ready – also even though your order has been passed long time ago. We hope for your understanding and patience.

Please help us: Complete or cancel your order if you do not need it any longer

If you former orders are no longer relevant, please help us by cancelling them. In this way we are able to clear the shelves and make room for your and other users’ important orders.

COVID-19 passport and guidance in the reading rooms

When you visit the reading rooms you have to show a COVID-19 passport (i.e. documentation of a vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours, or that you have had the COVID-19 disease). For the safety of other users and the staff we reject all visitors who do not have a COVID-19 passport. Read more of valid documentation/COVID-19 passport on

We ask you also to follow the guidance of the Danish Health Authority in the National Archives’ reading rooms:

  • Stay home if you are ill of have symptoms
  • Wash or disinfect your hands often
  • Use face mask or shield
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters to other people
  • Always follow the guidance of the staff of the reading room

Read more of our guidance and restrictions in the reading rooms and find also information at the Ministry of Culture’s COVID-19 / Information.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Danish National Archives’ reading rooms. Find addresses and opening hours here.

Last update: 27th april 2021