The nitty-gritty

Read about the rules at Aalborg Bibliotekerne, eg. how long you may loan our materials, how to extend loans, the fees if you turn in materials too late, how to become a loaner and much more.

Feel free to use the library services at any time, e.g. to meet friends, read a newspaper, use the internet or write a paper. You do not need to be registered to use the library. 

If you would like to borrow library materials, you need to sign up.

How do you sign up?

With NemID (Easy Account) you can sign in as a user via the website of the library; click on "login" on top of the page, and chose "opret bruger".

You can also sign up as a user by visiting one of the libraries when staff is on duty.
You use your yellow health insurance card as your personal library card, and you select a pin code.
When you sign up, you must present your health insurance card along with a personal ID with photo, or some other type of valid ID.

Please inform us if you change your address, phone number or e-mail address.

Children and youngsters under 18 are obviously also very welcome; however, one of their parents, or the guardian, must sign the registration form in order for the children to be able to borrow library materials. Children and youngsters under 18 can either use their health insurance card along with a pin code or obtain a library card with optional pin code.

If you do not have an address, health insurance card, residence application or passport number you must pay a depository of DKK 500 to borrow materials. If you get a permanent address, other forms of valid ID or decide not to be registered anymore the depository will be paid back to you. Just remember to keep your receipt.

If you would like to borrow library materials, please bring your library card. If you lose your library card, please inform us immediately by calling (+45) 9931 4300 or by sending an e-mail to

We will make sure to cancel your card so that nobody else can use it.

How long may you keep borrowed library materials? 

Usually, you may keep borrowed library materials for 35 days; however, some of the most popular items are due back after 7 or 14 days.

Check the loan receipt or your loan status on the internet in order to find out when your library materials are due back.

At times, we apply a limit to the number of items that you may borrow. In this way, everybody gets a chance to enjoy our library services and materials.

How do you extend the loan period? 

Unless the material in question has been reserved by somebody else, you may extend the loan period within 7 days of the due date. You may extend the loan by visiting, by calling the library 9931 4300 or at the library directly.

Materials subject to a loan period of 35 days may be extended up to a maximum of 3 extensions in total. Materials subject to a 7- or 14-days loan period may be extended only once.

How do you order materials?

You can order materials through the library website, by calling the library 9931 4300 or at the library directly.
Please provide us with an e-mail address or a mobile phone number, so that we can send you a message once the materials are ready for you.

If we do not have the materials that you need, we will do our best to order them from another library for you.

If you return the materials late

In order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the library services, you must return the materials on time.
Remember to keep your loan receipts in order to prove that your materials have been returned.
We offer a notification service that involves sending you a reminder via sms or e-mail 3 days before the materials are due. This service is free of charge, and you can sign up for it either through our website. Sign in to your personal profile, go to "Mine data", chose "rediger oplysninger"  or contact the library directly.

If you return your materials late anyway, you will be charged the following fees

Late by

Children under 18


1-7 days DKK10 DKK 20
8-14 days DKK 30 DKK 60
15-30 days DKK 55 DKK 120
After 30 days DKK 120 DKK 230
Invoicing fee DKK 140 DKK 140

Reminder fee from BorgerserviceCentret

DKK 100 DKK 100

These fees are charged as of borrowing date. You can pay the fees through our website or at the main library.

If you have provided us with your e-mail address, or if you wish to receive sms notifications, we will send you the first overdue notice once your loan period has been exceeding by 7 days and a second one once the materials are 14 days overdue.
If you are below 18 years of age, we need an e-mail address of one of your parents as well.
Once the loan period has been exceeded by 30 days, we will send you an overdue notice by digital post (eBoks).

Once the due date has been exceeded by 6 weeks, you will receive an invoice from BorgerserviceCentret (the citizen service centre). As of that date, you will only be able to pay via internet banking or postal cheque.
If you owe more than DKK 50 and the longest overdue fee was charged more than 6 months ago, we will send you a giro form.

If you owe DKK 200 or more, some of the self-service functions will no longer be made available to you and you will be notified of a suspension with a notice period of 10 days.

If you need to replace something that you have borrowed 

You are obliged to replace ruined, lost or non-returned materials at the price determined by the library. The replacement price is calculated as the total costs of repurchasing and preparing the materials.

Please note that the replacement prices of items such as CD-ROMs and DVDs are much higher than those prices charged in the shops. This is due to copyright issues.
The invoice for such items will be forwarded to you by BorgerserviceCentret. We do not repurchase replaced materials.
The library cannot be made responsible for any damage to your own hardware or software that might occur in connection with borrowed materials. 

The library is for everybody

We would like to provide all our users with a positive library experience. Therefore, everybody must observe public calm and order, and follow staff instructions.

The library staff is entitled to ask disturbing visitors to leave and to ban them from using the library for a certain period of time.


Copying/printing from PC or mobile, per page

A4 format (black or colour) DKK 1
A3 format (black or colour) DKK 2

If you want to print on both sides the prize is double
You may only use the paper the staff put into the mashine 
Fax, sending, per page
National and international
DKK 15
Fax reception DKK 15

Room rental for commercial purposes, rental fee per hour

The main library

Meeting room 1-3 DKK200

if cancelled DKK 50

Meeting room 4 DKK 300

if cancelled DKK 50

Lecture room DKK 400

if cancelled DKK 100 

The local libraries in Vejgaard and Nørresundby

Allrooms DKK 200

DKK 50 


Associations are able to rent a room at the main and local libraries free of charge. You can reserve a room by visiting the page Book et lokale.

AV equipment (applies to room loan or rental)
AV equipment may be rented at market prices
– also via the page Book et lokale.

Special opening hours

Most libraries are open every day partially with self-service. The main library and certain other libraries are closed on bank holidays (including Palm Sunday, Easter Saturday, Constitution Day (June 5th), Christmas Eve New Year's Eve Day). On May 1st the libraries close at 12 noon.

The opening hours change during holiday periods andb etween Christmas and New Year – please refer to the website.