Welcome to the DIS Library
DIS maintains a study and reference library staffed by a full-time librarian, an intern and several assistants. It is open 92 hours a week, making it the second most accessible library in Denmark. The collection consists of books and other materials in English specific to the fields covered by the DIS curriculum, as well as a wide variety of course-relevant international journals, periodicals and DVDs. Search our Library Database.
The library contains approximately 14,000 books, 110 international journals, and over 1,000 DVDs in English (or with English subtitles), all related to the fields covered by the DIS curriculum. In addition, as a DIS student you have full access to the major Copenhagen research libraries with whom DIS has special agreements of cooperation. These include in-person and on-line access to the catalogs and various external databases of the Royal Library (Denmark’s Library of Congress), Copenhagen Business School Library, and many other specialized libraries such as the Library of the Danish Institute of International Relations and the Library of the School of Architecture. You can access the catalogs of all these libraries, make searches, and order books from the DIS Library’s homepage.
DIS also offers online writing support for DIS students through our Teaching & Learning Center.
The DIS library offers you access to three extensive academic databases covering most of the fields taught at DIS. These are: JSTOR, an online database with access to about 15,000 full-text articles; PsycInfo, a huge database on psychological and medical issues; ProQuest, a database with articles and primary sources; and Ebsco Academic Search Elite, a database that provides access to more than 2,000 full-text journals.
The library is divided into five rooms:
- Main Collection and Reading Room – borrowable materials are kept here along with study desks, computers and copiers for printing and scanning. Books are checked out via an electronic system
- Library Office – where the head librarian, the library intern or one of the assistants can be found to aid in the search and retrieval of information. Here you can set up an appointment for research assistance as well as find books on reserve and additional course materials (including DVDs, travel books and archived journals)
- Two cinemas – a larger viewing room with 20 seats as well as a smaller movie room with 5 seats. Both can be reserved for viewing films
- A silent study room
The rules of the DIS Library are few and easy to follow:
- Do not remove books, etc., from the library unless they have been checked out.
- Loaned books and materials are due back two week after they have been checked out, but can be renewed at this time.
- The Main Collection/Reading Room and Reserve Room are intended as quiet study areas – please be respectful of your fellow students!
- Do not re-shelve books yourself. Book carts are provided.