May 17, 2022

Denmark: Job Cuts, Closures, and Fewer Open Hours at Danish Royal Library (National Library of Denmark)

From The Copenhagen Post:

The Danish Royal Library [Det Kongelige Bibliotek] will be forced to cut 43 out of 322 positions, trim its opening hours and completely close some smaller reading rooms.

Library director Erland Kolding Nielsen said that the cuts are a direct result of austerity measures imposed by the government.


The library is under the same mandate as other state institutions to cut budgets by two percent. Over the next four years the library will be forced to cut our 26.4 million kroner of it’s 339 million kroner budget.

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