Answered By: Kontakt Biblioteket
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2016     Views: 96

Can I have permission to reproduce an image from a manuscript in the Royal Library’s collections?

If the material originates from the 1915 or earlier, you are welcome to use and reprint an image from a manuscript in the Royal Library’s national collections. You may do so for free, but please credit the Royal Library for the use. If reprinting or publishing online please mention that you are publishing the image with the permission of the Royal Library.

The credit line should read: The Royal Library, Copenhagen, [shelf mark]: [work title], [page (recto or verso)], [title of illustration if relevant].  

The Royal Library, Copenhagen, GKS 2232 4°  [or “4to” or “quarto”]: Guaman Poma, Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615), p. 155, Atahualpa Inka in his prison at Cajamarca
The Royal Library, Copenhagen, GKS 3466 8°  [or “8vo” or “octavo”]: le Bestiaire de Philippe de Thaon, f. 21r  [or f. 21 recto].

For reproduction in printed publications we recommend high resolution scans, which you can order by contacting the Photographic Studio of the Royal Library at 

The use of newer sound, text, photographic or digital illustrations from The Royal Library may require permission of the copyright owner as the work/material might be protected by the Danish copyright law.

Related Topics


The phones are closed Monday July 15 - Friday July 26.

We still answer emails and chat workdays 9 am - 4 pm, and usually you can expect an answer the following workday 3 pm at the latest. If your request requires further research, it may take up to three workdays before you receive a reply. Your inquiry is answered by information and subject specialists.