• Library Closed until Further Notice

    February 22, 2021

    The Library will be closed until further notice due to the extended national lockdown in the Netherlands.

    All online resources will be available during confinement and our programs will run without interruption, with the exception of our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

    If you need to contact the Services Desk or you would like to speak to a Librarian, please send an email to As soon as we are legally able, we will gradually reopen the Library.

    For the latest information, please follow our social media channels and sign up for the Library Newsletter.

    Stay healthy, stay safe, the PPL Staff

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Abdoulaye Sylla

    October 30, 2020

    Je suis Abdoulaye SYLLA et je viens de la République de Guinée (Château d’eau de l’Afrique de l’Ouest). Depuis 2013, je vis en France dans le cadre de mon projet d’étude. Après un double Master 2 en droits de l’homme respectivement à l’Institut des droits de l’homme de Lyon (IDHL) et à l’Université Pierre-Mendès-France de […]

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  • Register Your Visit To The Library!

    August 28, 2020

    Your visit will be impacted by Covid-19. We kindly request you to prepare for your Library visit by reading the COVID-19 Flyer and Protocol first.
    A reservation for each visit will be compulsory. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed to visit the Library on a daily basis.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti

    July 17, 2020

    My name is Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti and I am a PhD student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in the lovely city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. My research focuses on the Latin American perspective of crimes against humanity.

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  • Letter From The Editors

    July 17, 2020

    We publish this newsletter today because July 17th marks International Criminal Justice Day, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Since 2014, the Peace Palace Library and The Hague Academy have organized small events to mark this day and to bring attention to the subject of International Criminal Law among the Academy Students. As this is no longer possible for the foreseeable future, we chose to make the subject of international criminal justice the theme of this newsletter.

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  • Christmas Holiday Closing Times

    Christmas Holidays Opening and Closing Hours

    December 18, 2019

    Dear Library Users,

    This message is to inform you that the Library will be closed on:

    Monday, 23 December, from 15.00 hrs.

    Tuesday, 24 December

    Wednesday, 25 December, Christmas

    Thursday, 26 December

    Friday, 27 December

    Wednesday, 1 January, New Year’s Day 2020

    From December 20 until December 31, the Library will only accept electronic payments (Pin/Credit Card). During this time, it will not be possible to pay in cash.

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  • Library Membership Announcement / Annonce d’Adhésion à la Bibliothèque

    July 8, 2019

    Dear library users, from today onward, the cost for an annual library membership is € 39,50. Library membership will give you access to all the online resources of the Peace Palace Library from any location in the world. It will also allow you to order from our closed stacks books and publications for research in the Reading Room of the library and, provided you are living or staying in The Netherlands, you will also be able to take them outside the library (if possible). In case you have any questions, please contact:

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  • Library Closing Hours Pentecost Monday 2019

    June 6, 2019

    Dear Library users, the Library will be closed on Monday, 10 June 2019 – Pentecost Monday. With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • Reminder Library Survey

    April 23, 2019

    Dear Library users, two weeks ago we have sent you an invitation to participate in a user survey with the aim to get a better understanding of your usage of the various services of the Library. If you already filled out the questionnaire, we like to thank you for that. If you did not yet fill out the questionnaire, may we kindly ask you to do this? The survey centers around three key questions: how do you use the Peace Palace Library?, which services of the library do you use?, what are your information needs? Filling out the online questionnaire will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

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  • Library Anouncement – Easter

    April 16, 2019

    Library Anouncement Dear Library Users, the Library will be closed on:   – Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) – Monday, April 22nd (2nd Easter)   With regards, The Peace Palace Staff

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