The Royal Library – The Black Diamond

Art for the eyes and ears

The Black Diamond, part of Det Kgl. Library on Slotsholmen is not just a library, but an architectural gem and a cultural center in Copenhagen. With its modern architecture and location by the water, Den Sorte Diamant has become an iconic landmark for the city.

Facilities, study areas and reading rooms

Inside, you can connect to the wireless network that covers the entire building and make use of the many wardrobes found on several floors. For those who require a computer, there are a limited number of PCs available on the 2nd floor. If you have questions or want to buy unique products, you can visit the library's shop. Although Den Sorte Diamant does not have its own parking facilities, there are public parking lots nearby, and several public transport options, including buses, S-train, metro and harbor bus, stop close by.

Den Sorte Diamant also offers several reading rooms and study areas, including the Research Reading Room, the Central Administrative Reading Room and the Study Reading Room. Each reading room is designed to ensure a comfortable study experience.

History and culture

In addition to its function as a library, The Black Diamond also has a rich history for visitors to explore. There is also a café where you can enjoy food and drink with a breathtaking view of the harbour.

Whether you are a student, researcher, tourist or just curious, The Black Diamond is a combination of culture, history and modern architecture that is worth visiting when you are in Copenhagen.


Read more about The Black Diamond on it Royal The library's official website.

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