Welcome to the library

Welcome to the library and the culture houses

New information about the corona crisis

Ballerup Library Is Reopening - Gradually, Responsibly and Controlled 

Ballerup Library will reopen Monday 18 May.  
Måløv and Skovlunde Culture Houses will reopen Monday 25 May.

Welcome back! The library looks like itself, and then maybe not.

You will recognize a lot from the supermarkets; keep your distance, show consideration, use hand sanitizer, etc., but some things will be completely different from what you are used to when using the library.

Among other things, we only open for short visits, where you can walk around the library and find books, borrow books, return books and get help from the librarian via a video screen.

It is also possible to sit and read a newspaper or to work or study in our study rooms. 

This means that you will not be able to make prints or copies, use the library PCs, use Makerspace or play with your children in the children’s library.

In addition, it is for the time being not possible to offer self-service access to the library.

Help us ensure a good and safe reopening

  • Keep your distance, show consideration, and follow staff instructions.
  • Avoid long queues when borrowing and returning books at the self-service machines.
  • Please use hand sanitizer

Opening hours at Ballerup Library

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Opening hours at Måløv and Skovlunde Culture Houses from Monday 25 May

  • Monday-Friday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Latest update on the corona virus - choose your language.


Questions and answers

How do I get into Ballerup Library?
You can only enter the library from Centrumgaden and only during serviced opening hours. You will be met by staff who can assist you, and you can talk to a librarian via a video screen.

Will there be fees again for late returns?
If the books that you have borrowed were due to be returned after 11 March, that is, during the library closure, no fee will be charged for the first three weeks after the reopening. You must therefore return your borrowed books by 15 June to avoid a fee.
Fees from before 11 march must be paid.

We welcome you back at the library!

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We are pleased to welcome you to your local community meeting place. Here we offer experiences, learning, activities, calmness and immersion. To be able to borrow our materials, you must be registered as a user.

Registration

  • Bring your yellow health card and picture-id.
  • Choose a pin of four numbers.
  • Your yellow health card (lender’s card) is personal and you are liable for whatever is lent on the card. If you lose your card, please notify us at once, so that we can block the card for further loans.
  • Children and young people below the age of 18 can also be registered as users. All that is needed is a signature from a parent or guardian on a form. You can get the form at Information, or at bib.ballerup.dk (Registration form in Danish)
  • If you change your e-mail address or phone number please notify us.
  • Consider whether you would like to register for an account for printing and copying.

Lending materials

  • Usually, you will be able to borrow a material for 1 month; however, some of the materials had to be handed in after 7 or 14 days.
  • It is possible to renew the material 3 times. Materials from other libraries can only be renewed by personal request, by telephone or e-mail.
  • In some cases, there are limitations as to how many times a material can be renewed or the amount of materials that can be borrowed. For further information, please consult our website.
  • If the material you want is already borrowed, you can reserve it on the website.
  • We can also procure books, music, and many other types of materials from other libraries.

Lending is free
As a resident of Ballerup Municipality, you have some extra benefits.
With your CPR-number (lender’s card number) and your pin, you can access knowledge and experiences in digital form on our website ranging from: movies, music, audio books, e-books and databases.

Lending is free - however…..!

  • If you hand in the material too late, you have to pay a fee.
  • You can pay the fee on our website with either a Dankort or Visa card.
  • If you owe the library more than 250 kr. – you will not be able to borrow any more, before you have paid your bill.

Fees             Children (0-15 years)     Adults
1 - 7 days                         10 kr.              20 kr.
8 - 30 days                       50 kr.             120 kr.
31+ days                        100 kr.             230 kr.

If you are registered by e-mail or phone number, you will receive a notification three days prior to last return date on you loans. Please notice that it is your own responsibility to return the loans on time.

Please be aware that your loans can trigger multiple fees if:

  • If your materials have different return dates.
  • If your materials are not checked out on the same date, even though they have the same return date (e.g. by prolonging a loan).
  • If the materials are not returned at the same day even though they have the same return date.

If you have been fined and need to pay for lost or broken/damaged materials:

  • If your materials are more than 5 weeks overdue, you will be charged with a fine to replace the lost materials and any costs it may involve for the   library.
  • You have to pay for damaged or broken materials.
  • You alone are responsible for any damage that may occur on your own devices while playing videos, music or audio books from the library.

Visiting the library must be pleasant to all users.

Therefore we kindly ask you to respect other users and our facilities. If you do not respect this, you may be expelled.