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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.

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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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Open today

Centrale Bibliotheek
10:00 - 20:00
Bomenbuurt
11:00 - 17:00
Escamp
10:00 - 18:00
Haagse Hout
11:00 - 17:00
Laakkwartier
12:00 - 17:30
Leidschenveen
11:00 - 18:00
Loosduinen
closed
Nieuw Waldeck
11:00 - 17:00
Scheveningen
11:00 - 17:00
Schilderswijk
10:30 - 18:00
Segbroek
10:00 - 20:00
Transvaalkwartier
11:00 - 17:30
Wateringse Veld
11:00 - 17:00
Ypenburg
11:00 - 18:00
buurtbibliotheek Benoordenhout
14:00 - 17:00
buurtbibliotheek Bouwlust
14:00 - 17:00
buurtbibliotheek Moerwijk
12:00 - 15:00

All locations

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. You can also use computers to work in all our other libraries.

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 in the Central Library

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.

  • refuel in our café

    Good coffee, freshly baked pastries and healthy sandwiches. Refuel in 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.

  • newspapers and magazines

    Read them at our reading table in the library. Or use PressReader for foreign news: digital newspapers and magazines from different countries. Drop by!