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Arctic Station Library. Faculty of Science. University of Copenhagen

Address: Faculty of Science, Arctic Station, Oester Voldgade 3, 1350 Copenhagen K., Denmark
Telephone: +45 35 32 42 56
Fax: +45 35 32 42 20

Founded in 1906 by Morten P. Porsild. Now an institute under the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. The library of the Arctic Station is situated near Qeqertarsuaq at 69°15'N, 53°34'W.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Mainly Greenland and Arctic and mainly botany, zoology, geomorphology, geology and geography.

Additional Internet resources: website of the University of Copenhagen:

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Center for North Atlantic Studies. University of Århus. Library of the North Atlantic

Address: Moesgaard, DK-8270 Højbjerg, Denmark
Telephone: +45 89429122

Internet searching for Arctic and North Atlantic information.

Subjects: Ethnography, history and social sciences

Geographical Regions: Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Saami region, Iceland, Faroe Islands, North Sibirian.

Languages: English, Danish, Greenlandish, Faroese

Additional Internet resources: and Web Pages
Center for North Atlantic Studies

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Det Kongelige Bibliotek [Royal Library]

[Royal Library]
Address: PO Box 2149, DK-1016 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Telephone: (+45) 33 47 47 47
Fax: (+45) 33 93 22 18
Year of foundation: ca. 1648

Collections: National Library of Denmark and University Library for Copenhagen University.

The national collection contains all works (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and pictures) printed in Greenland and works printed in Denmark for and about Greenland. The library also has extensive collections (Danish and foreign) in the fields of humanities, social sciences, law and theology, including literature on the Arctic regions.

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Geologisk Bibliotek [Geological Survey of Greenland Library]

[Geological Survey of Greenland Library]
Address: Østervoldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Telephone: 3532 2408 or 3814 2571

Library for employees and students at the Geological Museum, GEUS, and the Geological Institute. Public admittance to the library. Material may be borrowed if unavailable in other libraries

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Marinens Bibliotek

Address: Henrik Gerners Plads. Bg.37, DK-1439 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Telephone: +45 32 54 73 82

The Naval Library belongs under the Ministry of Defence, and became, as of 1 January 2001, part of the Royal Danish Defence College, together with the Royal Danish Military Library, the Royal Danish Air Force Library and a number of educational and research institutions in defence. The Royal Danish Defence College has been recently reorganised and given wider powers.

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Polarbiblioteket [Polar Library]

[Polar Library]
Address: Strandgade 102, DK-1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Telephone: +45-35 32 96 69
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 13.00-15.00
Year of foundation: 2010

The Polar Library holds collections from the Department of Eskimology and Arctic Studies of the University of Copenhagen and from the Arctic Institute. The library is managed by the University of Copenhagen, and also includes the materials from the former Danish Polar Center.
The collections comprise app. 35.000 items, incl. 26.000 monographs, 9.000 pamphlets, 3.000 analytical entries, and 750 periodicals of which 100 are current. The majority of the collection is classified with UDC and all items are searchable in the university library's database.

The library covers, in all languages, the major subject fields of the Arctic and to some extent the Antarctic. Particularly comprehensive is the material on Greenland, including one of the first descriptions of Greenland from the 17th century as well as the latest reports on politics, social conditions, education, mineral and oil resources, archaeological discoveries, etc.

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Rigsarkivet [National Archives]

[National Archives]
Address: Rigsdagsgarden 9, DK-1218 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Telephone: +45-33-92-33-10
Fax: +45-33-15-32-39
Year of foundation: 1582
Publications: Dansk arkivbibliografi 1889-1981 (Ilsoe, 1984)

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The National Museum of Denmark. Department of Ethnography Library

Address: The National Museum of Denmark, Ethnographic Collection The Library, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK - 1220 København K
Telephone: +45 3347 3230
Fax: +45 3347 3320

Collections on anthropology, literature and circumpolar literature.

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