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.



News January 16 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Longlist Revealed

With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
Video May 26 2023

2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.


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