Reading Room and Library
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.
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.