Opening hours

The National Library has now opened its reference desk, quiet reading room, cafe and exhibitions. When visiting us, kindly register either digitally or manually at the reception desk. For the time being you will need a ticket to join our events and guided tours.

The Library and exhibitions

  • Opening hours: Monday–Friday: 9am–9pm. Saturday: 10am–6pm.
  • Map Centre: Monday – Friday: 1pm – 9pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm

Reference desk

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am–3.30pm.
    Thursday: 9am – 7pm
    Telephone hours: Monday–Friday: 10am–3pm.
  • Get in touch via Ask the National Library.
  • Email and access to the Web Library will be processed Monday to Friday from 9am-7pm. Saturday: 10am-3pm
  • Telephone service Monday–Friday 9am–3pm.
  • Reading room

  • Monday–Friday: 9am–9pm. Saturday: 10pm–6am.
  • From April 1st 2023, The National Library’s materials are only available to be read in the Special Reading Room for private archives and rare materials.

Kafé Å

Film and Music library

  •  Please contact or prior to your visit.

Special Reading Room (Private Archives and rare material)

  • Monday–Wednesday and Friday: 9am–3.30pm. Thursday: 9am–7pm. Saturday – closed.

The National Library is closed during national holidays.