The reading room of the Danish National Archives in Odense
The Danish National Archives, Odense holds records from the local and regional authorities and institutions on Funen and the surrounding islands
Electronic registration of visitors at our reading rooms
From 1 July 2016 all users of the reading rooms will be registered electronically.
At the reading room, you can:
See records in original or copy
- See original records, which you order on the archive database Daisy.
- See copies of records (microfilm or micro card) which you either fetch yourself or order on order forms.
The records can be used by all interested if they are immediately available. Alternatively, you can apply for permission to see them.
You can use a number of digitized records on the internet. You can find the digitized records at the online archives Arkivalieronline or through the archive database Daisy. Records that can be used on the internet cannot be ordered for use in the reading room.
Use the reading room’s facilities
- Reference works and other resources to find records containing the information you are looking for.
- The reading room’s wireless network.
- You can get help and guidance from a member of the National Archive’s staff.
Rules in the reading room
The Danish National Archives have a number of rules that visitors to the reading rooms must observe. The rules, which apply at all the Danish National Archives’ reading rooms, exist both for the sake of the other visitors to the reading rooms and to ensure that the records are preserved for posterity.
- Rules in the reading room, in general
- What you may take into the reading room
- Photographing records
- Copying records
- Rules for loan of records
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The cloakroom is located immediately to the left of the entrance adjacent to the staircase. Here you will find toilets and lockable boxes for bags.
The lunchroom is on the first floor and is accessed by the stairs. There is a self-service vending machine for drinks
In special cases, groups can reserve the meeting room, which is located on the first floor adjacent to the lunchroom.
Transport and parking
The easiest way to find the Archive is to orientate yourself in relation to Odense railway station. When you exit from there, go to the right (along Kongens Have) and Jernbanegade is the first road on your left.
There is free parking for visitors to the Archive at the 20 parking bays behind the building.
Conditions for the disabled
There are parking bays close to the entrance to the Archive. Please press the button at the door at the main entrance if you want the archive staff to help you inside.
The reading room is on the ground floor of the Archive. The layout of the reading room allows wheelchair users and walker users to move around freely. Worktables and reading appliances are readily available.
The registries in the reading room are located on shelves; if you find it difficult to reach the material you want, archive staff can be helpful.
The Archive has a disabled toilet, which is located on the first floor. From the ground floor, you can use the elevator in the cloakroom. The lift is not freely available, but the archive staff can give you access to using it.
You may use the Archive’s lunchroom and the library on the first floor. The archive staff can assist you in using the elevator.