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Welcome to KVINFO's Library

KVINFO’s library is Denmark’s specialist research library for women’s studies, gender studies and men’s studies. Covering both Danish and international research, the library provides a resource of thousands of titles in languages other than Danish, primarily English.


undefinedThe library’s reading room offers a wide range of Danish and international journals, magazines and newsletters.

It also provides free access to the Internet as well as access to Danish and non-Danish databases and a wealth of CD-ROMs.

How to use the library
The library is a free public lending library and can be used by anyone interested.

A Danish National Insurance card (Sygesikringskort) is required in order to borrow material. Foreign citizens not possessing such a card can be afforded temporary user status upon presentation of relevant documentation.

Search, reserve and order material in our online base >>

Material can be borrowed for a period of 1 month. It is possible to extend this time by telephone, via the library catalogue or by sending an e-mail to the library.

Fines will be imposed for overdue material.

Our services
In addition to lending out books and journals, the library also offers the following:

• Preparation of bibliographies covering specific topics
• Procurement of the latest gender statistics
• Information about Danish and international conferences, meetings etc. in the field of women’s studies, gender studies and men’s studies.
• Provision of addresses for and bibliographic information about European women’s and gender studies researchers and centres.
• Arranging contact with and between Danish women experts from every field
• Providing access to the Photographic Archives of Danish Women, which, with its more than 5,000 photographs, documents the life of women in Denmark from 1880 to 1940

The library is more than pleased to receive inquiries from outside Denmark (in English or in a Nordic language) concerning Danish gender research, women’s history and equality policies. Inquiries can be mailed to

Visit the library
The library functions as a reading room in which a small number of desks and computers for information searches have been provided for users. Opening hours are listed towards the top of this page.

Larger groups who are interested in hearing more about the library and KVINFO are very welcome. For further information, please contact Head of Library Jytte Nielsen at


Opening hours

Mondays 10am-6pm.
Tuesdays to Thursdays 11am-5pm.
Fridays closed, but the reception is open for returning and collecting reserved books on 10am-2pm.

The library can also be contacted by telephone or e-mail:

Tel: +45 5076 3384

The library is closed on 01 May and 5 June and will be closed in the summer for four weeks (in 2010, from 12 July to 8 August).


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