The Crown Princess visits the National Library of Sweden

On Wednesday 21 November, The Crown Princess visited the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.

At the main entrance to the library, The Crown Princess was welcomed by National Librarian Gunilla Herdenberg.

The Crown Princess with National Librarian Gunilla Herdenberg. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Crown Princess with National Librarian Gunilla Herdenberg. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

During her visit, The Crown Princess found out more about how the National Library of Swedenexternal link, opens in new window works with its historic collections and archives.

The National Library of Sweden has a permanent assignment from the Government to develop a national strategy for all publicly financed libraries. Erik Fichtelius, the national coordinator for this work, gave a presentation of the project.

The Crown Princess and Assistant National Librarian Lars Ilshammar. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Crown Princess and Assistant National Librarian Lars Ilshammar. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Crown Princess also had the opportunity to see a selection of items from the National Library of Sweden's collections, including the Codex Gigas (also known as the Devil's Bible), which is probably the world's largest illuminated manuscript and was saved from the fire that destroyed the Tre Kronor Palace in 1697.