Bogsalen i biblioteksbygningen i Fiolstræde

The University of Copenhagen has a rich history that dates to 1479. Today, researchers at the University are working on solutions that address the challenges the world is facing. Visit the old library building in the heart of Copenhagen. Feel the magic in the beautiful hall and learn from the posters about the University's history, research and legendary personalities. You can also visit the shop and get a guided tour of the old University Quarter.

Visit the University's Library Building in Copenhagen

Adresse:  Fiolstræde 1, 1171 Copenhagen K

Opening hours

  • Tuesday-Wednesday and
    Friday-Saturday: 10:00-17:00
  • Thursday: 10:00-20:00
  • Sunday and Monday closed

Entrance fee

  • 75 DKK
  • Children under 18: free
  • UCPH employees and UCPH students:
    Free entrance with possibility of one escort
Butikken i biblioteksbygningen i Fiolstræde

Library shop

In the shop, you will find UCPH merchandise such as T-shirts, mugs, postcards, tote bags, notebooks, pens and much more.

You can buy beautiful postcards with original drawings by Johan Daniel Herholdt, the architect of the building, as well as books about art, science and history in relation to the University.

The shop is open during the library’s opening hours, and to visit the shop you need not pay the entrance fee.

You can also buy UCPH merchandise online right here.

More information

Guided tours
There is one free guided tour every day on opening days in Danish at 13:00 and in English at 14:00.

Duration approx. 25 minutes. Free with the purchase of entrance. Maximum 25 people per guided tour, “first come, first served”.

Private tours
Read about booking a private tour.

Groups
Groups on more than 20 people are asked to announce it the day before their visit.

Transportation
Metro, train, and bus arrives at Nørreport station only 5 minutes from the Library Building.

Parking
There is space for bicycle parking by the entrance of the University Library.

Accessibility
There is an entrance on the side of the building with a ramp. There is an elevator inside the library for access to the upper floor.

Contact
Email: biblioteksbygningen@ku.dk
T: +45 91 32 44 44

History

Bogsalen i biblioteksbygningen i Fiolstræde

The Library Building was opened in 1861 and functioned as a library until 2009.
Read about the history of the building.