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How to use our library

Statistics Denmark's Information Service and Library is open to the public and is the main Danish library of descriptive statistics.

You can visit the library by prior appointment at Sejrøgade 11, DK-2100 Copenhagen. Contact us by phone: +45 39 17 30 30 or e-mail:
Our telephone hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays.

Note: The Information Service is closed the 6th of October 2023.

All periodicals and books for lending are kept in remote storage. This means that any material that you wish to borrow or review has to be ordered before 3 p.m. the day before you visit us

Library collections

Our library has Denmark’s best and most extensive collection of statistics. The material spans from the first Danish censuses in the eighteenth century to current data from across the world. Through exchange agreements with libraries of other nations, Statistics Denmark has an abundant collection of foreign historic statistics. This means that our storage facility has hundred-year-old statistical yearbooks from countries like France, Germany, Egypt and Venezuela.

This whole mine of data is also available to you – whether you are a scientist, student, journalist or a citizen taking a general interest. The library’s information specialists are ready to help you find what you are looking for. 

Statistics Denmarks's digital publications

Naturally, the library has a complete collection of all the material produced by Statistics Denmark and the predecessors of the institution. A large share of these older publications and collections of statistical tables have been scanned and made available online.

As the older material is digitised, it is published together with Statistics Denmark’s other digital publications.

Links are also available to the other digital publications from the catalogue of Information Service and Library.

Lending rules

To borrow material, you must be registered as a borrower – with your name, address, email-address and civil reg. no. Your national health insurance card can be used as ID and library card.

If you do not wish to use your national health insurance card, you must present some other form of valid ID when you register, i.e. driver’s licence, student card or passport. At the same time, a pin code is created, so that you can renew and reserve material in the library catalogue. When you are logged in at, you can change your pin code under ”Account” – ”My data”.

Loan period

The loan period is usually one month. The due date is on the requisition form. The loan period can be prolonged before the due date, unless the material has been reserved by others.

Books and periodicals out on loan can be returned at Statistics Denmark’s reception.

If you fail to return the material by the due date, we will send you recalls biweekly.

You must inform the library of any change of  address or email address

Messages about reservations and recalls will be sent to your address or via email.

Handling of personal data

Once you have been registered as a borrower, your borrower information will be stored in our register of borrowers. You can de-register and be deleted as a borrower at any time, if you wish. In that case, please contact the library. You will automatically be deleted from the register of borrowers, if you have not borrowed any material for two years.


Informations­service og Bibliotek
Phone: +45 39 17 30 30