Koninklijke Bibliotheek gebouw Den HaagHoofdingang
Koninklijke Bibliotheek gebouw Den Haag Hoofdingang

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands National Library)


At home and in the library, online and offline. Since our foundation in 1798, we have been trying to collect as much as possible of what has been written in or about the Netherlands. From medieval manuscripts, to newspapers and from the Donald Duck to novels from all times.

We now store more than 120 kilometres of written heritage in our warehouse in The Hague. We store more and more digitally. We already store around 40 million digital newspapers, books, magazines, e-books and websites in our e-Depot. In addition, we help researchers with digital sources and datasets. Together with public libraries, we are committed to promoting reading, digital inclusion and lifelong development. And we host services like the online Library, Delpher and DBNL.



Audio June 11 2024

All About Books: Katy Conneely, Dublin City FM on the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

In her 'All About Books' podcast Katy Conneely attends the Winning Ceremony of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on 23rd May 2024 and provides some highlights of the ceremony
Video June 5 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Winners Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter In Conversation

Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter, winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award take an in-depth look at the winning title, Solenoid with Alex Clarke as part of International Literature Festival Dublin.
Video May 31 2024

Dublin Literary Award 2024 Winner Announcements Highlights

Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu and translator Sean Cotter have been announced as winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on Thursday 23rd of May, for the novel Solenoid.
Video May 8 2024

Alexis Wright – Praiseworthy Q&A

Q&A with Alexis Wright, one of the six shortlisted authors for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award in which she discusses her passion for libraries and explores the influences behind her novel Praiseworthy


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