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Libraries in Copenhagen

You have free access to 20 public libraries located throughout the city of Copenhagen.

The libraries in Copenhagen are open to the public. Once you become a library user, you can borrow materials for free, reserve materials using the library's online system and use the library even after opening hours. 

Location and opening hours 

Find out the location and opening hours of all libraries here  

Sign up as a library user 

To borrow books, games and other materials from any library in Copenhagen, you need to register as a library user. You need the following documents when you visit the library:

  • Yellow health card (sundhedskort)
  • Photo ID (passport, driver's licence, identity card or residence card)

​If you have a NemID, you can also create a library user account on

Activities and events 

Libraries are not just treasure troves of knowledge, but also places for connecting people and ideas. 

You can check out the latest cultural events, workshops, reading clubs and activities for children on the library's homepage.

Find out more on activities and events on the library's main page