Taking photographs and filming
It is possible to take photographs and film the collections and public areas of the National Library for private use, if you follow a few rules.
Show due regard
The National Library is meant to be a quiet workplace for study and research. You are solely responsible to make sure that no photographs are disseminated where people’s personal integrity may be compromised.
Please keep in mind that:
- A flash and tripod may not be used.
- Always handle collection items with care.
- You have sole responsibility for how your photographs are used and that their usage is in accordance with current copyright rules.
- It is not permitted to photograph, record or download material from the audiovisual collections.
Mass media and production companies
Mass media or production companies may be permitted to film or photograph the collections or library premises, after receiving confirmation from the library. The recording must be related to KB and our collections. Staff from KB must always be present and we normally invoice the time required.
We need your request at least three weeks in advance when it comes to photography and at least two months when it comes to filming.
Email your request:
Head of Communications