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  • All branches of The Hague Public Library closed

    The Hague Public Library is closed to visitors again from Tuesday 15 December until further notice. In connection with the measures necessary to get the...

    15 December 2020

  • Face mask mandatory from December 1

    Don't forget to bring a face mask to the library! From December 1, 2020, wearing a face mask will be mandatory in all branches of The Hague Public Library.

    1 December 2020

  • New app for e-books and audiobooks

    In addition to the beautiful collection in the library, library members also have access to thousands of e-books and audio books in the online Bibliotheek....

    1 October 2020

Join the library

Apply online for library membership and we'll send your library card to you by post. Can't wait? Apply at one of our locations.

Get a library card

Manage your library account online

Once you have registered for a card, you will be able to manage many of your account details online. View your loans, reservations and change your personal information.

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New: PC-pas

For just € 5,00 per year you will receive 1 hour a day free computer usage in the library.

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Study facilities

Newspapers and magazines

The library is a good place to work. Even without a membership. Special study places have been set up in the Central Library. 

Unfortunately, computers and study facilities in all other branches are currently closed due to the Coronavirus.

Learn Dutch (Nederlands leren)

Learn Dutch

All library locations offer books and audio visual materials to learn Dutch or to improve language skills. 

New for Children

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The Hague International Centre

International Centre

We are the point of contact for international staff of organisations and companies in The Hague and offer information about living and working in The Hague region. We also take care of formalities such as municipal registration, citizen service number (BSN), issuance of residence permits. 

The Hague Info Store

The Hague Info Store

At The Hague Info Store you can find information and tips on The Hague, Scheveningen and Kijkduin. From attractions to excursions and from nightlife to the secret spots in the city: we are happy to advise you how to make your stay in The Hague complete.

  • take-away in our café

    Good coffee, freshly baked pastries and healthy sandwiches. All currently offered as take-away only at our café in the Central Library. You are welcome!

  • in every library

    Enjoy working on your own laptop or tablet? All our libraries have WiFi hotspots where you can use free wireless internet.