More workplaces available in reading rooms. Update 14-1

Update 14-1: Based on the new corona guidelines from the central government the KB can now offer 120 workplaces. We can also offer a limited number of study places again. The other measures and opening hours remain unchanged for the time being.

The reading rooms close at 4 p.m. on weekdays. The KB is open on the first Saturday of the month. The following opening-hours apply.

  • 120 workplaces are available, places for collection use are guaranteed
  • There is a limited number of study places available without collection use
  • We are currently working without a reservation system. This could potentially lead to a wait. You can then take a seat in our foyer
  • The 1.5 meters distance is being followed
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory throughout the KB, but you can take it off when you are sitting.
  • Showing a corona qr code is not necessary
  • Check our website for the current situation

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, via our Contactform or via Facebook or Twitter.

We are of course open 24/7 online

Online services

Check out our online services such as Delpher, DBNL and the KB-catalogue, online library and the digital resources.


Please feel free to contact us via our contact page, Facebook, or Twitter if you have any questions.