The Danish newspapers and local papers constitute a cornerstone of the Danish cultural heritage and are documentation of the Danish history of recent centuries.

Hardcover original newspapers are taken off the shelf
Photo: Thomas Søndergaard

Royal Danish Library's newspaper collection is Denmark's national collection of the last approximately 350 years of newspaper publications - from the oldest newspaper Den Danske Mercurius from 1666 to the latest publications.

We collect printed and digital newspapers via the Legal Deposit Act and keep the printed newspapers in a secure building and the digital newspapers on secured servers.

Legal deposit of newspapers and local papers

All producers of Danish newspapers or local papers are obliged to submit publications to Royal Danish Library.


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
Victor Albecks Vej 1
8000 Aarhus C

Return labels and deposit lists

A list of what is deposited is enclosed with the submitted materials. If you need a template, you can download it here.