Since 1 September 2011, some changes were made to the service of the KB. As of that date, the KB is closed on Sundays. Requested publications will be delivered from our stacks on three fixed moments per day. This flyer informs you about how you can optimise your use of our collection in this new situation. The flyer also addresses the procedure for the use of our Special Collections.
Use of the KB collections
If you want to make use of the publications which are stored in our stacks, it is advisable to submit your requests through the online catalogue beforehand. It is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and you can access it from home via the homepage of the KB website. This will save you long waits at the library. Publications requested on working days are usually available on the same day or the next working day.
Monday to Friday
Publications requested before 08:30 hours:available from 10:00 hours on the same day.Publications requested before 11:30 hours:available from 13:00 hours on the same day.Publications requested before 14:30 hours:available from 16:00 hours on the same day.Publications requested after 14:30 hours:available the next working day from 10:00 hours. Please note: Material which has been requested on Fridays after 14:30 hours is available thefollowing Monday from 10:00 hours.Saturday
Our depots are closed on Saturdays. The lending counters are open, so it is possible to pick up publications requested before Friday 14:30 hours.
The KB is closed on Sundays.
It is, of course, possible to submit requests through our online catalogue during the weekends. Your requested publications will be available the following Monday from 10:00 hours. Publications will be held at the desk for you for a week.
Materials from the special collections cannot be requested through our online catalogue. Our employees will do that for you. It is advisable to prepare your visit to the Special Collections department by contacting us:
By telephone: 0031 (0)70 314 03 22. Staff at the Special Collections desk are available from Monday to Friday from 10:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs by telephone.