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Conference 2011

Library visits & Copenhagen tour

Many of the registered participants of The Nordic Library Conference 2011 have all ready signed up for our library visits and because of this interest the planning committee has decided to combine the visits with a sightseeing tour of Copenhagen or rather - chosen parts of the city.

A bus will be collecting all of our guests at Nørreport station at 14.00. At 17.45 pm everyone will be dropped off at the Royal Library where the welcome reception will take place. The pickup point is nicely situated in central Copenhagen. It’s close to the conference venue and the hotels available through booking. During the four tour hours we will visit the libraries and tour the city. Hopefully the sun will be out and the tour will a mix between the entertaining and the educational.

14.00 Meet up time at Linnésgade. The street i situated around the corner from Nørreport St. See map
14.30 - 15.30
Tour of Blågårdens Library
16.00 - 17.00
17.00 - 17.45
Copenhagen sightseeing
17.45 - 18.00
The bus arrives at The Royal Library
18.00 - 18.30
Check in time at the reception

Please note that the program may change.
Contact number: Susanne Bodil Hodges M: 4112 4237

The libraries
There are 21 public libraries in Copenhagen and on August 24th conference participants will have an opportunity to visit two of them.  Visits to Blågårdens Library and to the  brand new library and cultural centre in the Northwest area of Copenhagen are scheduled. Each visit will consist of a tour and a presentation of the library’s facilities, projects and initiatives.

Blågårdens Library
The library is situated in downtown Nørrebro, a neigbourhood in central Copenhagen. It is one of Denmark’s most ethnically diverse areas.

Blågårdens Library has developed a strong youth profile and maintains a wide selection of comics, chick-lit and science-fiction and fantasy literature, all in English. Hosting an average of two events a week, such as reading clubs and girl’s football tournaments, the library plays an active part in the local community.

Visit Blågårdens Library here (only in Danish) 

The LIBRARY in Northwest
The new library and cultural centre, aptly and simply named BIBLIOTEKET (THE LIBRARY), opened its doors to the public on April 1st, 2011.

Read more about the new library here (only in Danish)