Study Room and Reading Room

The NMI has no reading room of itself, all materials are kept in the depot and have to be requested. The NMI is part of the City Archive and the library desk is located in the reading room of the City Archive (HGA). Opening hours of the NMI library desk are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon between 13.00 and 16.00.

Archive material can also be consulted in the reading room of the City Archive, but Ccnsultation is possible by appointment only. Opening hours: Monday till Friday between 9.00 and 16.00 (Spui 70, The Hague). Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

There is no possibility to make photocopies yourself. Photocopies can be made by the librarian and cost € 0,30 per page. Small amounts can be made immediately, larger amounts can be picked up later. Another possibilty is to make photographs (without) flash, or scans with a smartphone or iPad. You can make them yourself without charge.

The microfiches are freely available in the readingroom of the City Archive (Spui 70, ground floor). Opening hours are Monday till Friday between 9.00 and 16.00. See also: www.gemeentearchief.denhaag.nl



Everyone is welcome to visit the NMI. If you are registered as member, you can request books and materials through the library catalogue. You may register during opening hours of the NMI desk, with a valid ID. Membership is free.

Archive material can be consulted on appointment. Material will be available at the desk of the City Archive. You will be registered at this desk with your first visis. A valid ID is obligatory.

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Borrow and renew

If you are registered as member, you can order publications from the depot through the catalogue, make reservations and in some cases borrow books. For special collections different access conditions apply.

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Renewal, prolongation, annulment

You may renew the loan period of borrowed publications online through the library catalogue,
or have a look at your status.

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Price List

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