Inter-library loan of records
Inter-library loan of records means that you can book records from all the Danish National Archives’ reading rooms to all addresses of the Danish National Archives’ reading rooms.
Inter-library loan of records is possible between the following reading rooms:
- The reading room in Copenhagen
- The reading room in Aabenraa
- The reading room in Odense
- The reading room in Viborg
Rules for inter-library loan of records
Inter-library loan of records usually presupposes that the user has reviewed the records in the reading room where they belong and has selected the records for inter-library loan.
It is not possible to inter-library loan all records, and there are limitations to the scope of the loans.
Records protected by time limits for availability
Records – with no immediately availability and if permission was granted to the borrower to view them – could be inter-library loaned.
Excluded from inter-library loan – guideline list
You will normally be able to inter-library loan records that are not listed on the indicative list below.
It is not possible to inter-library loan of:
- Records of outstanding national importance, or other selected records
- Records from before 1660
- Records exempted from lending due to the state of conversation
- Records so fragile that they cannot be shipped
- Records of a format that prevents a proper shipment (large sizes, maps, drawings etc.)
- Records not put in order or registered
- Original records if there is a film copy. The film copy can be inter-library loaned instead
- Records that are frequently used or necessary for the use of other records (journals, registers etc. with a function of search agents)
It is not possible to inter-library loan:
- Citizenship records
- Performance records, registrants, copybooks, and records, registers and similar search terms
- Parish registers
- Conscription rolls
- Land registers
- Probate registers and other probate records