The KB, the national library of the Netherlands, gives researchers and students access to research information and enables everyone to share in the riches of our cultural heritage.
KB year pass or reading room pass?
Everybody can use a number of online services via the KB-website. A Year pass (€15,-) or Reading room pass (free) gives you more options.
You can also register at your first visit to the KB. Please bring with you :
- personal identification (passport, ID-card or driver's licence)
- a printed proof of your recent address (for example a recent bank statement)
|Without pass||Reading room pass||Year |
|You have access to the website and you can search for publications in our catalogues||x||x||x|
|You can ask our library staff questions by phone, mail or e-mail||x||x||x|
|You have free access to the permanent exhibition De Verdieping van Nederland with treasures from the collections of the KB and the Nationaal Archief (National Archives)||x||x||x|
|You have access to books and journals in the reading rooms||x||x|
|You can use our study facilities||x||x|
|You can use the facilities for copying||x||x|
|You receive a frequent update about new developments and activities in the KB||x||x|
|You have access to the reading room of the Nederlands Muziek Instituut||x||x|
|You have access from your home and in the KB to a large number of licensed online databases, thousands of online journals and a variety of cd-roms||x|
|You can borrow books and order articles from your home and in the KB||x|
|You can request books from other libraries if the KB does not hold the item.||x|
|You can request copies of articles from other libraries if the KB does not hold the item.||x||x||x|
|You can use the extended workstation facilities, with access to Internet and Office software and use scanning and printing facilities||x|
|You have access to the reading room for Special Collections||x|
|You can use the services of the Nederlands Muziek Instituut||x|
|You can attend a library instruction for free||x|