From Monday 19 to Monday 26 February 2024 the Library is open from 10:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.
However, between 14:00 -15:00 p.m access to the Reading Room is not possible. This is because of hearings at the International Court of Justice.
From Tuesday February 27, 2024 the Library will resume usual opening hours: Monday till Friday from 09:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. A reservation for each visit, including to just return a book, is compulsory.
Visiting the Library upon Registration
Reserve a time slot via the online form, prior to each visit. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration which you must 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 patrons with an active membership of the Library to visit us.
If you are a first-time visitor, you will need to register for a Library Card in advance and to show your email confirmation at the security officer at the gate. You will not be granted 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 and time.
Upon arrival, you have to present a valid Photo- ID (pass port / EU ID Card), your Library Card and the email confirmation of your registration. The Security Officer is authorized to deny access in case you arrive at a date and time not in accordance with the system.
Phone: +31 70 302 4125 (direct number)
Our Service Desk can be contacted via our feedback page: Contact | Peace Palace Library
Peace Palace Library
2517 KJ The Hague
From The Hague Central Station
Bus 24, direction Kijkduin, from the bus platform upstairs.
Bus 28, direction Den Haag Zuiderstrand, from the bus platform upstairs.
From The Hague Hollands Spoor
Tram 1, direction Scheveningen Noorderstrand.
To The Hague Hollands Spoor
Tram 1, direction Delft Tanthof