Interlibrary Loan

For Peace Palace Library Users 

The Library participates in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. This connects you to thousands of libraries whose collections can be viewed using WorldCat Discovery. Together, these libraries have created a shared, global library collection for the benefit of all library users. 

Can’t find the materials you need at the Peace Palace Library? Using your Discovery account, you can request both loans and copies from other libraries using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Fees for ILL are:  

  • €13.00 for Loans. We only send loan request to Dutch libraries.  
  • €6.50 for copies up to 10 scans, and €0.25 for each additional scan. 1 scan typically contains 2 pages, however pricing is up to the Library fulfilling the request. Copy requests can be sent internationally.  

Our Librarians will approve your ILL request. If it gets fulfilled by another library, we will send you a digital payment link to be paid before you get access to the item.  

For any queries or assistance regarding ILL, please contact the Service Desk or send an e-mail to  

For users from other libraries 

Can't find the materials you need at your own library or institution? Perhaps the Peace Palace Library can provide you with the resources you need. 

The Peace Palace Library lends resources via Interlibrary Loan to other libraries and institutions. Please, ask the service desk of your library whether they can submit an Interlibrary Loan request for Peace Palace Library resources on your behalf. Copies requested via Interlibrary Loan can often be delivered within 1-2 days. Physical materials usually arrive within 1-2 weeks. The Peace Palace Library retains the right not to honor Interlibrary Loan requests from outside the European Community for printed books.