The reading room of the Danish National Archives in Viborg
The Danish National Archives, Viborg holds records from the local administration in Northern Jutland, which is the area from Skagen in the north to Kongeåen in the south. In addition, the Archive holds private records from persons, companies, associations, institutions and organizations from the whole of Denmark. Everybody is welcome at the reading room of the Archive and there is no charge for using the records.
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 on the ground floor. There are lockable boxes here and on the second floor for briefcases and bags etc., which may not be taken into the reading room.
Visitors may have their food and drinks in the lunchroom on the second floor. Hot drinks can be bought from a vending machine, and there is also a change machine
Transport and parking
The Archive is a 15-minute walk from Viborg train station. There are several bus stops within a short walking distance of the Archive.
The big parking lot (Garnisonspladsen) behind the archive can be accessed from Rødevej and from Reberbanen, and there are public parking bays at Fælledvej and Tingvej. There is no time limit on any of these parking bays.
Conditions for the disabled
Visitors with walkers or wheelchairs can enter the reading room via a disabled elevator in the main entrance. There is an elevator in the cloakroom on the ground floor to the reading room and the visitors’ lunchroom on the top floor. The reading room is designed to accommodate users of walkers and wheelchairs. Desks and reading apparatus are easily accessible. In addition, a great number of archive aids, copies of registers and handbooks are placed at a height easily accessible to wheelchair users. In situations where, for example, micro cards of parish registers and censuses are placed on the topmost shelves that a wheelchair user cannot reach, the reading room supervisor will always be of assistance.
There are two disabled toilets adjacent to the reading room.
One parking bay is reserved for users with disabled vehicles behind the grey building of the Archive. In addition, there are two parking bays for disabled vehicles in the big parking lot (Garnisonspladsen) east of the Archive.