Study Room and Reading Room
In the NMI Reading Room you will find reference works, serial music publications and journals. These parts of the collection are freely accessible with a Reading Room pass. The major part of the collections is kept under climate control in depot. With a valid year pass you can order these materials and in many cases borrow them. The Reading Room is open Tuesday till Friday 10.00 till 17.00.
Archive materials and special library materials can be consulted in the Study Room (by appointment only).
Everyone is welcome to visit the NMI. The NMI gives access to the musical heritage of the Netherlands. Some services are freely available through this website. With a year pass or a reading room pass you have more options.
Borrow and renewIf you have a valid year pass, you can order publications from the depot through the catalogue, make reservations and in many cases borrow books. For special collections different access conditions apply.
Renewal, prolongation, annulment
You may renew the loan period of borrowed publications online through the library catalogue,
or have a look at your status.
ResearchWe will gladly undertake a restricted search in our library, documentation or archives. If this can be done in less than a half hour by a member of our staff, it will be free of charge.
ToursTours aim at offering a chance to get acquainted with the collection. During the tour highlights will be shown and the use of the catalogue explained. To find one's way in the huge quantity of sheet music, literature, manuscripts, letters etc. it is important to have various search strategies at one's disposal.
Overview of charges for NMI services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)