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.
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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.
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.