Reading Room and Library
NIOD's collection can be consulted in the reading room. Upon arrival, visitors receive a visitor's pass that grants access to the reading room. A visit to the reading room is free of charge. The Reading Room is open on Tuesday-Friday 9.00-17.30. Please note: the reading room is closed on Mondays.
How to prepare for your visit to NIOD
- The online archive finding aids and library catalogue indicate whether NIOD has documents on a specific subject. Please note that it is not possible to reserve archival documents in advance.
- The library has an open set-up, so the books can be accessed directly. For some sub-collections, you need to fill in a request slip at the checkout desk.
- Check in advance whether the desired inventory numbers are restricted. In some cases, you need to ask the director of NIOD for permission to consult the documents; please refer to 'Are all collections accessible without restriction?’ You can only consult archival documents in the reading room after obtaining the director’s permission.
- Please consult the rules of NIOD's reading room.
Asking questions during your visit
For other questions about the collection or for help in searching for information, a reading room assistant is always present at the desk.
Service standards & rates
A more detailed description of the services of NIOD is laid down in the service standards. A fee is charged for making and sending photocopies and scans. The price list gives an overview of the costs.