The Peace Palace Library has (paid) subscriptions to online content of a growing collection of electronic journals, legal databases and e-books. The Library's users have access to these e-resources from inside the library's reading room. In most cases, no login is required, but sometimes you need a username and password, which you can get from the service desk.
You can search our collection of more than 2000 unique electronic journals. We have online content of journals through HeinOnline, Westlaw, Cambridge, Oxford and many others.
On this page, a full list of electronic databases is provided, access to which is available only from inside the reading room. When you need to type in a username and password, please go to the reading room's main desk to ask for them.
On the FAQ page, we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions on the access to our electronic resources.
Remote access login
Remote use is available for many, but not all, electronic resources for staff and currently authorized owners of a valid library pass.
Please be aware that session interruption occurs after 60 minutes and that there is a download limit of 50 Mb per session.
Remote access to the library's electronic resources requires the user to log-in using his or her ID and password. This log-in verifies that the remote user is part of the authorized user group of the Peace Palace Library.
Every individual academic user can use the Peace Palace Library’s Online Content. The Peace Palace Library authorizes users and monitors usage. Consultation of digital resources for which the Peace Palace Library supplies the authentication is limited to personal research. All usage for business and commercial goals is strictly forbidden.
Online Content is available on the reading room terminals and through distant access for Peace Palace Library membership card holders. Username and password are strictly private and it is not allowed to share the username and password with third persons.
It is forbidden to download excessive amounts of documents. When detecting excessive downloading, one warning will be issued to the user. Ignoring this warning will result in sanctions. See Point 8
If the library will be prosecuted for abuse of the download-facilities by library users, the library will trace the user responsible and keep them accountable for any damages. Changes made and other infringements on licensed digital resources by endusers harming the integrity of the data are illegal.
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