Magazines and journals must be submitted in duplicate to Royal Danish Library. They are part of the library's work with the collection and preservation of Danish cultural heritage.

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Royal Danish Library collects and preserves all Danish printed materials from 1697 until today. Following the recent revision of the Legal Deposit Act, we even collect and preserve in duplicate. One copy can be borrowed for use at home (when bound) or used at the library, while the other is for preservation and can be borrowed for use in our reading room. In this way, the preservation of the printed cultural heritage in Denmark is ensured.

Legal deposit of magazines and journals

The person who produces the finished copy for publication is responsible for the material being handed over to Royal Danish Library. Most often, the printing company takes care of the legal deposit.

If there is any doubt as to who the producer is, the publishers must ensure that legal deposit takes place.

If the journals are printed abroad, it is the publisher's duty to deposit.


A deposit includes two copies and can take place continuously or no later than six months after publication. Contact us if a different agreement is needed.


The individual producer / publisher has a responsibility and duty to collect and send the material to us. We pay the shipping costs.


The material is sent to:


Royal Danish Library
Chr. Brygge 8
1219 København K

Suppliers receive confirmation of receipt via email

You also have the opportunity to deposit small deliveries to us personally. Remember to write "Legal deposit" on the package to ensure that the material ends up in the right place in the library.

Return labels and delivery lists

We cover the costs of sending legal deposit materials. You print the package labels yourself, which are used for shipping.

Download your package label

Along with the submitted materials, a list of what is submitted must be attached. If you need a template, you can download it here.

About legal deposit