You can order high-quality digital reproductions of material from our collections, for example a title page or newspaper article.
The KB is set to build an innovative, new book repository in which the National Library will store the Netherlands’ printed and written heritage safely and sustainably for the long term. Read the frequently asked questions about the new repository.
The National Library of the Netherlands was founded in 1798. The KB has since developed into an academic library, with a focus on humanities and social sciences.
What we achieved in 2021 - Summary of the KB, National Library of the Netherlands’ 2021 annual report
The year 2021 was the third year that the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, followed the Working with Words (2019-2022) policy plan. We continued working on the strategic priorities set out in this policy: setting the written word ‘out to work’ in society, taking care of the written word, organising the infrastructure for the written word and developing our organisation and networks.