The library collections

The main part of the library is in  building 22, only the Arnamagnæan reference collection is in building 27.  See map of campus

They are divided into reference collections, for us at the library and lending collections, which can be borrowed.

The collections are divided as follows:

In Building 22: 

The dialect and sociolinguist collection. A reference collection

The main emphasis is on dialectology and cultural history of Scandinavia and to some extent Northern Germany, as well as literature on material and spiritual folklore and culture. It also contains a growing collection of books on sociolinguistics.  The bulk of the collection is on the third floor of building 22. See overview on the Danish page. 

The Frøland collection. Reference collection – not directly accessible

The Frøland collection is a reference collection of approx. 1,000 books and scraps, photos and notes regarding the Danish book trade and the history of publishing. It is kept in the stacks.  It is not registered in the library catalogue, but a card catalogue is available.

The Indo-European collection. A reference collection

It is situated in the Indo-European project room on the 5th floor (room 22.5.04). The books and journals are only for reference use. For further information see here.

Gender studies collection. A lending collection

The gender studies collection is arranged alphabetically on the shelves. There is a small collection of journals, which cannot be borrowed. For further information see here.

The linguistic collection. A lending collection

The collection includes books and journals on linguistics (general linguistics, audiologopedics, phonetics, Indo-European, reading and psychology of language). Further information.

There is a small handbook collection for study-use only in seminar room 22-2-16.

The name-research (onomastic) collection. A reference collection

The collection houses the only special collection for onomastics in Denmark. In addition to books and journal on Nordic onomastics, it also contains a large collection of publications regarding the origins of names of Germanic origin outside Scandinavia.  See overview on the Danish site. 

The Nordic collection. A reference collection

The collection contains books and journals on Danish and other Nordic countries’ languages, literature and media. For further information see here. 

In Building 27:

The Arnamagnæan collection. A reference collection

The collection focuses primarily on works on philology, manuscript studies and language studies, specifically West Norse (Old Icelandic, Norwegian and Faroese) and East Norse (Old Danish and Swedish) in addition to modern Icelandic and Faroese. See overview on the Danish site. 

Journals

There are three collections of journals in building 22: 

  • The Danish collection (nord 1c) on the second floor (22-2-11)
  • The Linguistic collection (UnAAS ts) on the fourth floor (22-4-11)
  • The Dialect- and Onomastic collection (7 & F1) on the fourth floor (22-4-11)

The journals pertaining to the Arnamagnæan collection (PER) are to be found in building 27 on the second floor (27-2-61). 

The journals are for reference use only