His Majesty the King’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.
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%).
The King’s Reference Library contains many rare and magnificent books. Even though the very impressive stock the Reference Library contained in the 18th century was in large part lost during the first fire at Christiansborg Palace in 1794, many antiquarian and bibliophile treasures have since been added, both during the reestablishment of the Reference Library at the beginning of the 19th century, and later.