• Interview: 'Looking for Grotius at the Peace Palace Library'

Dr Edward Jones Corredera and Dr. Jonathan Nathan on their research at the Peace Palace Library. Read more here.

  • 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.