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.
The passes issued by the National Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) include the facilities of the NMI. The reading room pass is free, the year pass costs € 15. In some cases reduction fees apply.
What options do these passes offer?
|Without pass||Reading room pass||Year
Access to the website, searching in the catalogue
Submitting questions to our staff by phone, e-mail or letter
|Consulting books and journals in the reading rooms||x||x|
|Using the study facilities (if desired with your own laptop)||x||x|
|Using the reading rooms of NMI and KB||x||x|
|Using the facilities for copying||x||x|
|Using the facilities for printing and scanning (through the KB)||x|
|Accessing a large number of licensed online databases (incl. Grove Music Online) and thousands of online journals, from home or within the NMI
Borrowing books and requesting journals, from home or within the NMI
|Requesting books and copies of articles from other libraries if the NMI and KB do not hold the items||x|
|Using the extended workstation facilities, with access to Internet and Office software||x|
|Using the reading room for special collections and archives||x|
|Using the services of the KB||x|
On application for a year pass personal identification and recent address identification is required. For a reading room pass only personal identification is required.Apply for a pass online (KB) »