Østerbro Library

Østerbro Library is a Mecca for literature lovers, inspiring quiet contemplation and curious reading.

Here, you can explore the large selection of books, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and a quiet moment while delving into the collection of magazines and newspapers. Located in the cosmopolitan area of Østerbro, the library has a particular focus on international visitors, and hosts a diverse range of events.  

What we are about

Opened in 1885, Østerbro Library is one of the oldest and largest libraries in the City of Copenhagen. Here, you can find just the book you are looking for and get inspiration for the book you did not know you were looking for. The library also offers reading spots where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and a wide selection of newspapers and magazines. During opening hours, English-speaking staff is available to help assist you with any inquiry. 

As the local library of the cosmopolitan area of Østerbro, it has a particular focus on English-based activities, hosting both film clubs, conversation groups and different events for international families. 

What we have to offer

In addition to its wide selection of books, Østerbro Library invites you to join their Family Club, a Copenhagen Public Library cultural initiative for international families living and settling down in Copenhagen. The aim of Family Club is to create and strengthen social bonds through activities, ranging from storytelling to workshops and community events. Most activities are free and open to the public, as well as carried out in English. 
To join an event or learn more about this initiative, you can visit the Facebook page or the library’s website

How people can get involved 

The activities of Family Club are run by volunteers alongside the staff of Østerbro Library, and if you are looking to lend a hand or have a great idea for a new project, do not hesitate to get in touch and send an e-mail

How to engage?

Østerbro Library is an open library, which means that it is only staffed during working hours. Once registered as a library user, you can come and go as you please and reserve and collect books from other libraries. You can register as a library user online here using your MitID or by contacting a member of the staff at the library. For more information on opening hours and contact information, please: 
Visit Østerbro Library’s official website or 
visit Østerbro Library's facebook
You can also find out more about Østerbro's Culture Network here.