Sale of photographs
Enquiries about taking photographs, scanning, and the use of reproductions of the Reference Library’s material should be made to email@example.com
Any usage of material from the Reference Library outside of the library’s premises is subject to prior permission from HM the Queen. Applications regarding this may be sent to the same address as other enquiries.
The price per photograph or scanning is 800 DKK plus VAT (25%).
Her Majesty the Queen’s Reference Library is closed until 13 April. We are closed in order to follow the guidelines of the Danish government to decrease the risk of contamination of the coronavirus. Her Majesty the Queen’s Reference Library is open to visit by appointment. Since it is a reference library, books, maps, and other materials may not be borrowed, but only viewed on site. As a general rule, only materials which cannot be viewed in other Danish libraries are made available. Enquiries specifying what you wish to see and to what purpose should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, after which an appointment can be made.
Pictures and maps
The Reference Library’s collection of maps and pictures includes many thousand sheets. There are both printed and hand-drawn maps and town plans, architectural drawings, portraits and history images in several graphic techniques, photographs, and a number of drawings by Danish and foreign artists. The map collection was saved from the first Christiansborg Palace fire in 1794 and includes many rare and unique sheets.
The Queen’s Reference Library affords many possibilities for research into a large number of fields and has over the years formed the basis of a many academic publications. The library includes unique collections within the field of history – in particular the history of the Danish Royal Family – genealogy, the history of architecture and art, literary history, musicology, heraldry, cartography, and the history of books and bookbinding. It is furthermore well stocked with secondary literature about all these subjects. The Reference Library has amongst other things collaborated on the following publications: Erik Pontoppidan, The Danish Atlas, Tomus I-VI, facsimile published by Rosenkilde &Bagger, Copenhagen 1969. Hilfeling’s Scanian Drawings, facsimile with commentary published by the Danish-Scanian Society, Copenhagen 1977. Samples of Greenlandic Drawing and Printing 1857-61 by Hinrich Rink, facsimile with foreword by Bodil Kaalund, Forum, Copenhagen 1980. Claus Røllum-Larsen, Frederik IX and Music: Musicological Studies in the Danish Royal Family, published by Her Majesty the Queen’s Reference Library and Poul Kristiensens Forlag, Copenhagen 1990. Norwegian Journeys Anno 1733: Description of King Christian VI and Queen Sophie Magdalene’s Journey to Norway, 12 May to 23 September, facsimile published by Her Majesty the Queen’s Reference Library and Poul Kristiensens Forlag, Copenhagen 1992. Selected literature about the Reference Library’s history and collections: Klaus Kjølsen, Hendes Majestæt Dronningens Håndbibliotek 1746-1996. / Her Majesty The Queen’s Reference Library. Abridged version by Christian Gottlieb, Odense Universitetsforlag 1997. H.P. Rohde, Christian X’s Library, in The Leitmotif: Studies in the History of Books, Poul Kristensens Forlag, Herning 1985. C. Rise Hansen, The Private Library of Her Majesty the Queen – Hendes Majestæt Dronningens Håndbibliotek, in: Sources of the History of North Africa, Asia and Oceania in Denmark, K. G. Saur Verlag, München – New York – London – Paris & The Danish National Archives, 1980, s. 17-46. H. P. Clausen, A Royal Gift: P. C. Klæstrup’s Drawings in the Queen’s Reference Library, Convivium, Yearbook for Humanities, Art and Research 1979, Copenhagen 1979, pp. 20-43. Holger Ehrencron-Müller, His Majesty the King of Denmark’s Library, Nordic Periodical for Books and Libraries IX, 1922, pp. 168-184.