Public libraries in the Netherlands will receive millions of euros in additional funding in the coming years. Significant investments are also being made in the Dutch online Library.
The e-Depot of the KB, the national library of the Netherlands, has been awarded the CoreTrustSeal for Trustworthy Data Repositories.
The KB, the National Library of the Netherlands, has signed a multiyear contract with library software maker Ex Libris for the use of their digital archiving system Rosetta.
More library members borrowed e-books and audiobooks in 2021. This means that the national digital public library was used well in the Netherlands last year. 84% of online library accounts borrowed at least one e-book or audio book. This is one of the conclusions of research carried out by the KB.
Since the start of the war, Dutch libraries have been accumulating a large collection of books and teaching materials for Ukrainian refugees. They vary from free printed and digital reading matter, to language aids, support for job-seekers, and meetings to make people feel at home in the Netherlands.