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1 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker An introduction to Aarhus Public Libraries

2 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker One Main Library - Eighteen Branches Besides the Main Library in Mølleparken there are also libraries in Risskov, Viby, Gellerup, Åbyhøj, Egå, Hasle, Tilst, Tranbjerg, Lystrup, Højbjerg, Kolt-Hasselager, Hjortshøj, Beder, Skødstrup, Sabro, Solbjerg, Trige and Harlev.

3 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Opening hours Opening hours can be found on our website.

4 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker How to get a library card To obtain a library card, you have to come to the library and present a valid photo ID. The library card resembles a credit card and bears a card number and a bar code. You will decide your own five-figure PIN. The library card is free of charge!

5 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Children under 18 years Children between 0-17 years can also get a library card. Ask the front desk for a registration form, which has to be signed by a parent or legal guardian With the signed registration form and the child’s medical card a library card is made With a library card you can borrow books, music and films use digital services use computers and Internet make online reservations check your status online

6 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Our website The website is in Danish, but has an English version at or

7 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Our website In the left side menu of the website’s English version you will information on regulations, how to use the library OPAC, fees and so on

8 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Your library status 1. Log on to the website using librarycard number and PIN-code 2. You can now see the number of borrowed materials and reservations 3. You can also : A.See books borrowed and due date B.Manage reservations C.Check eventual fees A B C

9 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Searching the OPAC To navigate the library OPAC you need a basic danish vocabulary or at least some specific words – if not ask the librarian for help! Helpfull words: Fiction = skønlitteratur Movies = spillefilm Audiobooks = lydbøger(cd)

10 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Searching Bibliotek.dk If our local collection of books and music should turn out to be insufficient of your needs Aarhus Public Libraries participates in a national library service that gives us access to the collections of all Danish libraries. This database supports english.

11 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Online media If you are a resident in the muncipality of Aarhus and you have a library card with PINcode you can access various online media from at home via The library supplies you with free access to movies, music and books. Download to your own computer at home and save your self from a trip to the library.

12 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Fulltext databases From our website you can access different fulltext databases, for instance Global Issues in Context, where you can find in dept information about social, political, economical and environmental issues The databases are available from your own computer at home or from one of the library’s computers.

13 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Library PressDisplay gives you online access to approximately 1000 newspapers representing 70 countries worldwide. You can access this online service from the library or from your computer at home using your library card and PIN code to access for instance The Daily Telegraph, New York Post, Arab News, Jerusalem Post or The Irish Times.

14 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Your library status Check your library status at the library using our self service stations Push ”Status” Put in your library card Enter your PIN-code Take out your library card A receipt with your library status will be printed

15 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Borrow a book, cd or dvd Put in your library card Enter your PIN-code Scan the barcode on the back of the media Take out your library card A receipt with will be printed

16 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Return a book, cd or dvd You deliver back materials at the self service stations marked “return” You scan the material by placing it with the barcode facing down When you have finished you press either ”finish” or ”receipt” A receipt with will be printed

17 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Borgerservice på biblioteker Some of our branch libraries also handle Citizen Service, where you can have your driver’s license issued or sign up your children for daycare. This includes Risskov, Viby Åby. In the down town area Citizen Service is located at city hall.

18 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Get a ”personal librarian” At the branch libraries in Højbjerg, Viby and Lystrup as well as the Main Library you can make an appointment with a librarian for personal assistance. This could be in relation to: searching the library OPAC searching various databases opening an account uploading photos using Skype

19 Århus Kommune Kultur og Borgerservice Borgerservice og Biblioteker Events Lots of events and exhibitions take place at your local library! Check our library calender for dates and places. The library calender is available at your library or at the website: (only available in Danish)


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