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Can I request or get a copy of a printed newspaper?

A large part of the Danish newspapers have been digitized and made available in Mediestream. From home, you can access newspapers released more than a 100 years ago and download them as PDF. Newer newspapers can be viewed at The Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Here it is also possible to download them to a USB flash drive for free.
If you cannot find what you are looking for in Mediestream, we ask you to use our microfilms:
  • At the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, you can use the microfilms placed in Reading Room East in The Black Diamond. Here you may both read newspapers and transfer them for free to a USB flash drive.
  • At the Royal Danish Library in Aarhus, you have to order the microfilm before you arrive. Look for the newspaper you need in AU Library (, order it and you will get a notice when it is ready for you. You may both read newspapers and transfer them for free to a USB flash drive.
Newspapers not available in Mediestream or on microfilm can be seen in their original form in our reading room in Skejby, Aarhus. Please order the requested newspaper in AU Library ( and wait for a confirmation before you visit the reading room. It is not possible to have original newspapers brought to any other of our reading rooms.

Purchase a copy
If you are a Danish citizen, you can purchase copies of all newspaper pages in our archive. Copies are delivered in size A3 and the price is DKK 0,70 per copy. Payment by print account (associated with your user account at the library). Read more about how to buy copies (in Danish)
Photographic reproductions of original newspaper pages can also be purchased – read more (in Danish).
Non-Danish citizens can purchase copies of newspapers through their local library who might be able to make an interlibrary loan. Please contact them directly.

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