architect, professor Kai Gottlob in 1957 when the Merchants'
Guild had their 100 year anniversary in connection with the
ownership of Børsen.
Originally the Library was a reading and a smoking room. In
the reading room the merchants could read their daily newspapers
and periodicals.In the smoking room which was the second half
of the Library and arranged in four departments, you could
have a nice cigar while discussing business without disturbance.
In the centre of the Library you notice the large fireplace.
Originally it was decorated with a fresco representing the
map of Denmark and painted by Vilhelm Andersen. But in connection
with the Committee of the Merchants' Guild's 150 years anniversary
in 1967, the map of Denmark was changed with a similar map
in tiles, given to Børsen by merchant Hugo Evers.