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The Copenhagen University Library in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the main research library of the University of Copenhagen. Founded in 1482, it is the oldest library in Denmark.Add Copenhagen University (Kobenhavns Universitet) to your Copenhagen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Copenhagen tour itinerary planning app.
The old main building of the library is located in Fiolstræde in central Copenhagen. It was designed by Johan Daniel Herholdt and completed in 1861. A second library, known as the Copenhagen University Library North is located in Nørre Allé and is the library for natural sciences and medicine.
Since 1989, the Copenhagen University Library has been part of the Royal Library of Denmark but it is administrated through the KUBIS system.
Earliest historyIn 1482, the University Library was established at the University of Copenhagen which had been founded three years earlier, when its vice-rector, Peder Albertsen, donated his book collection. One of the first buildings to house the library was the House of the Holy Ghost. In 1553, the first real library building, located at the site where the university's main building stands today, was inaugurated and it served its purpose for the next hundred years.
The library in the Trinitatis ComplexIn the first decades of the 17th century, Copenhagen experienced strong building activity under Christian IV, popularly referred to as the Builder King due to his many architectural projects. There were plans both for the construction of a university chapel and a new astronomical observatory to replace Tycho Brahe's Stjerneborg which had fallen into despair and been demolished after he had fallen out of favour and left the country. Ultimately the idea emerged to build one grand complex which was to hold both an observatory, a church and new premises for the university library.
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Across from the Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady) stands the majestic university library which occupies one side of Vor Frue Plads (square). It is worth stopping to admire the beautiful detailing... more »
Of course this is not all of the university of Copenhagen, but it is its most famous building. It is an impressive old building and there are busts outside. more »
Great university to experience hands-on Science at. The supervisors and the research teams are very generous and helping in every way they can.
The university founded in 1479. It is a Public university. University location Copenhagen, Denmark. University Motto "It (the eagle) beholds the celestial high". This university world top rank (73rd). University campus looking so amazing. Study qualification better level. Any students for dream university. University communication & transportation best level.
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