• Opening Hours during 2023 Winter Courses

The Hague Academy's Winter Courses will be held between 9 and 27 January 2023. The Library is open 5 days a week: Monday till Friday from 09:00 a.m. - 19:00 p.m. The Library is open for Academy students only on Saturday 14 and 21 January from 09:00 a.m. - 15:00 p.m.

  • Visiting the Library upon Registration

The Library’s Reading Room is open for regular visitors Monday till Friday from 09:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. A reservation for each visit, including simply visiting to return a book, will be compulsory. It is not permissible to return books at the Security Gate.


You will receive an email confirmation of your registration which you will have to show to the Security officer at the gate of the Peace Palace. Your registration contains your name, your address and the number on the Library Card. We only allow members of the Library to visit us. If you are a first-time visitor, you will need to register for a Library Card in advance. You will not be allowed access to the Library if you have not registered in advance. We kindly request all visitors to arrive at the Security Gate on your scheduled date. Upon arrival, you have to present a valid Photo- ID (pass port / EU ID Card). The Security Officer is authorized to deny access in case you arrive at a date and time not in accordance with the system.