Jelling Public Library, Denmark

Public libraries / Completed 2010

Built on local commitment

“Byens hus” is the name of the community centre in the small village Jelling. The house is a good example of local entrepreneurship and cooperative spirit. The local citizens have worked together with organizations and the municipality to start the centre.


Besides the library, the centre also accommodates public service, meeting rooms and a café. The café is equipped with its own stage for different performances. “Byens hus” is truly a cultural meeting point, including an art workshop, a cinema and a small brewery.


The library is furnished with the Classic Steel Shelving System, London end panel and canopy, and built-in Book Big Lighting. There are also special-made solutions like the integrated tables at the ends of the shelving and the round picture book browsers in the children’s area.