Monday 22. Jun. 2020

Summer in the Danish National Archives

All our reading rooms are open again following the COVID-19 shut down. During summer however, the opening hours are reduced and to avoid the spread of coronavirus, temporary rules apply.

Opening hours in in the reading rooms

The reading room in Viborg is open as usual. Our reading rooms in Odense and Aabenraa are closed in July, and in Copenhagen, the reading room closes an hour earlier than usual. See all our addresses here.

The opening hours during the summer period are:


  • July and August: every Tuesday-Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm.


  • July: closed.
  • August: open Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 3 pm.


  • July: closed.
  • August: open Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 am to 3 pm.


  • July and August: Tuesday-Thursday, from 9 am to 4 pm.

COVID-19 precautions in the reading rooms

To protect both users and employees certain temporary rules apply in the reading rooms, in the aftermath of the corona outbreak. Please read about our temporary guidelines (in Danish). Note that the rules and our services may chance in accordance with official guidelines from the Danish health authorities. So please keep a close eye on the official recommendations at

Inter-library loans are closed in July

Due to summer holidays no archives or films will be sent across the country between our reading rooms during the month of July. The deadline for ordering long-distance loans before the summer break is Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12 noon.

Write or call us – we are here to help you

If you have any questions regarding the use of our collections, reading rooms or otherwise, you are welcome to contact us. To make sure that we can give you the best service, we recommend that you do so before you visit the reading rooms. We are here to help you all summer. If you are looking for information about your family history, the best place to start is online. See how to get started.