The Peace Palace Library has (paid) subscriptions to online content of a growing collection of electronic journals, legal databases and e-books. The Library's users have access to these e-resources from inside the library's reading room. In most cases, no login is required, but sometimes you need a username and password, which you can get from the service desk.
You can search our collection of more than 2000 unique electronic journals. We have online content of journals through HeinOnline, Westlaw, Cambridge, Oxford and many others.
On this page, a full list of electronic databases is provided, access to which is available only from inside the reading room. When you need to type in a username and password, please go to the reading room's main desk to ask for them.
Recueil des cours
The Recueil des cours, the collected courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, is a renowned collection of volumes on both international public and private law, written by the most influential professors and experts, dating from 1923. The entire collection is available online from inside the library's reading room. You may browse the collection by year, by volume, by author or by keyword.
On the FAQ page, we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions on the access to our electronic resources.
Remote access login
Remote use is available for many, but not all, electronic resources for staff and currently authorized owners of a valid library pass.
Please be aware that session interruption occurs after 60 minutes and that there is a download limit of 50 Mb per session.
Remote access to the library's electronic resources requires the user to log-in using his or her ID and password. This log-in verifies that the remote user is part of the authorized user group of the Peace Palace Library.
To log in, please go here: https://proxy.ppl.nl/login