Library news

  • 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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  • 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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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight

    March 3, 2019

    For the first time in history, The Hague Academy of International Law organized a Winter Course in January of this year. A few days after ringing in the New Year, almost 300 students from 74 countries assembled in the Auditorium of the Academy Building to take part in a three week session, consisting of Courses in Public as well as in Private International Law. We had the pleasure to meet 4 students from Pakistan, Argentina, Germany and Colombia and learned that the cold weather and grey days in The Hague did not prevent them from getting the most out of their Academy experience. Here’s what they had to say.

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  • Important Announcement: New Library Automation System

    December 21, 2018

    Dear Library users,

    From January 2nd, the Peace Palace Library will be using a new library automation system. In this item you will find how services will change for its users.

    Kind regards, the Peace Palace Library Staff

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  • IALL 2018 – Law in Luxembourg – Where Local Tradition Meets European and International Innovation

    October 11, 2018

    From Sunday September 30th to Wednesday October 3rd, 2018, the annual conference of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) took place in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (MPI LUX). The city of Luxembourg is home to many EU institutions. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is the best-known EU institution and iconic for the development of European legislation. Luxembourg was a forerunner and a strong supporter of European political and economic integration. Robert Schumann, the famous Luxembourg citizen, stood at the cradle of European unity. The theme of this year’s IALL Conference was “the law in Luxembourg where local traditions meet European and international innovation”. On Sunday 30 September the program started with a pre-conference workshop on robots in libraries.

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  • Collaboration with Law Library of Congress

    July 19, 2018

    Two of the world’s most comprehensive international law libraries, the Law Library of Congress and the Peace Palace Library have agreed to form an information-sharing relationship to exchange information and better serve library users. A memorandum of understanding was signed today in a ceremony at the Library of Congress by Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez and Librarian of the Peace Palace Library Jeroen Vervliet. The agreement provides valuable insight into services, collections and cataloging at two leading law libraries.

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  • Library Closing Days

    June 1, 2017

    Dear Library users, the Peace Palace Library will be closed on the following days: 14 April 2017 Good Friday, 17 April 2017 Easter Monday, 27 April 2017 Koningsdag, 5 May 2017 Liberation Day, 25 May 2017 Ascension and 5 June 2017 Pentecost Monday. Happy holidays! With regards, the Peace Palace Staff.

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  • Library User in the Spotlight: Vladimir Erokhin

    May 30, 2017

    For me as for a third year LLB program student, the Peace Palace Library is indeed one of those places that are poetically called “temples of knowledge” – the place where you come to learn something new, to master your knowledge, to extend your future professional horizon. Even before I came to the Netherlands, the Peace Palace Library had become a sound argument in favor of choosing the Hague as a place to start my legal studies.

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  • New Opening Hours 2016

    New Opening Hours 2016

    February 4, 2016

    From January 1, 2016, the Peace Palace Library will expand its opening hours. We will be open 5 days a week: Monday till Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed during weekends.
    New Opening Hours 2016

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