The Library is open 5 days a week: Monday till Friday from 09:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. The Library is closed during weekends. However, opening times may be extended during the sessions of The Hague Academy of International Law.

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.


Contact Information

Phone: +31  70 302 4125 (direct number)
Our Service Desk can be contacted via our feedback page: Contact | Peace Palace Library

Visit Us


Peace Palace Library
Carnegieplein 2,
2517 KJ  The Hague
The Netherlands

Public Transportation

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 Central Station
Bus 24, direction Station Mariahoeve (from Stop Alexanderplein)
Bus 28, direction Den Haag Centraal
Bus 22, direction Duinzigt (from Stop Javastraat)

To The Hague Hollands Spoor
Tram 1, direction Delft Tanthof

You can plan your trip using 9292 ov, and you can find more information at The Hague public transport website (HTM).