Inquiry about digitisation of photographs, books, letters, and more

We offer digitisation in the form of, for example, photostats and OCR scanning of materials. Digitise a photo for your next book release or a letter for a research project.

Display of pictures from Royal Danish Library's collections of maps and pictures

Photo: Thomas Søndergaard

Use the form below to send us your request for the material that you would like digitised. Then we find out if it is possible and return with a possible price.

You are also welcome to contact us regarding major digitisation projects involving more than prints (photostats).

Please note that copyrighted material cannot normally be supplied as a digital copy. Unfortunately, we cannot offer legal advice in connection with copyright.

All prices are excluded of VAT.

High resolution files, for print

(TIFF, 300 dpi, approx. 3500/2500 pixels, Adobe 1998 RGB profile)

Reproduction of single sheets
(for example photos and loose sheets)
Originals up to A2, per file 260 DKK
Originals larger than A2, per file 520 DKK


Reproduction of bound material
(for example manuscripts, books and journals)
Originals up to A1, per file 340 DKK
Originals larger than A1, per file 680 DKK

NOTE: For difficult-to-handle materials in outdated formats, we charge a handling fee of 520 DKK in special cases.

Handling of previous digitisations
(which are not freely downloadable)
Regardless of size, per file 240 DKK

Low resolution files, for web/screen use

(JPG, 72 dpi, approx. 1200/100 pixels, Adobe 1998 RGB profile)

Reproduction of originals Price
Regardless of size, per file 24 DKK

Minimum debit charge 600 DKK (ie 1-20 files: 600 DKK, 21 files: 624 DKK and so on)

Handling of previous digitisations
(which are not freely downloadable)
Per file 16 DKK

Minimum debit charge 600 DKK
(1-30 files = 600 DKK, 31 files = 616 DKK and so on)

Delivery Price
Via e-mail 36 DKK

  • You can expect a response within 10 business days.
  • When you purchase a digitisation of material from the library's collections, we reserve the right to subsequently make the digital copy freely available to all other users. That way, they can also benefit from digitisation.

We work with photographic reproduction equipment, different types of scanners and advanced multispectral digitisation equipment.

Our competencies cover image capture up to A0 format, scanning negatives and slides, text scanning from books and loose sheets with OCR (text recognition) and much more.

In addition to orders from the library's users, we also work with digitisation projects for other cultural institutions.

Information about the work

Author / author is required
For works without origin (or if you do not know the origin of the work), write "Unknown"
Work ID / collection / other ID is required
Write "Unknown" if you do not have an ID
Desired pages is required

Delivery format

The copy is to be delivered as
Image files are delivered per e-mail

Contact Information

Company/institution is required
Name is required
Enter an email address
Phone number is required
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