Library

Welcome to the Designmuseum's Library

Opening hours 
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm.
Open late on Wednesdays 11am-9pm
Closed when the museum is closed and for the entire month of July.

Ask the librarian
+45 33 18 56 50
bib@designmuseum.dk

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The Designmuseum’s library is the largest in the Nordic countries within the area of design and crafts. It is public and open free to everyone, and is a museum library, research library, and a main subject library within the Danish library system.

The library’s goal is to make accessible knowledge, information, and documentation about crafts and industrial design. The library aims to inspire development with design and be a source of research in the areas of design and art history.

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The Designmuseum’s library is the largest in the Nordic countries within the areas of design, crafts, graphic design and production design, as well as Asian art and handicrafts. The library consists of three sections: the book collection, the archive of Danish Design and the poster collection.

The library is a public, nationwide library. All are welcome.

Search in our collections, books, and periodicals.

Get loan privileges

It’s easy to get loan privileges at the Designmuseum Danmark’s Library. You can read how here, and find out what you’ll get access to:

Get loan privileges at the Designmuseum Danmark Library.

"One of the most important libraries in the world"

– Michael Sheridan, architect and design researcher

Design Wednesdays at the library

As part of the library’s work we regularly invite people to Design Wednesdays, where we look at trends, designers or a single design icon.
(Illustration 101 Danske Design Icons)

Keep an eye on the calendar for the next Design Wednesday.