NIOD’s library holds nearly 75,000 titles about war, the Holocaust and other genocides.

The heart of the library consists of publications about the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies during the Second World War. This also includes local and regional studies, memories and publications about the persecution of Jews.

In addition, NIOD has an extensive collection of books about the Second World War outside of the Netherlands, as well as material about the run-up to and the aftermath of the Second World War.

Also there is a growing collection of books and magazines about extreme war violence and genocides in the 20th and 21st century.

In addition to books and (digitised) magazines the library collection also includes newspapers, (airborne) leaflets and illegal magazines from the Second World War, university theses, DVDs and a large collection of thematically ordered newspaper clippings.

Consulting the library collection

You can consult the library collection in our reading room. We do not lend out any material, but you can make photocopies and use “reservation strips” to reserve the material that you are consulting for a short period of time.

Opening hours

Monday: 1 - 5.30pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm