About the Library

ISS building

The ISS Library is part of the EUR University Library and is located in The Hague.

Collection

The Library of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) specializes in English-language literature in the social sciences, with an emphasis on the economic and social development of developing countries and countries in transition.

The collection includes:

  • 100,000 books and other print materials
  • some 120.000 e-journals
  • over 300 online databases
  • online reference works
  • e-books
  • international newspapers (print and online)
  • videos

Over the past 65 years the Library acquired a substantial collection of report material, including ‘grey’ literature. The collection also includes the research papers and doctoral theses of all ISS participants.

The ISS collection reflects 65 years of development experience and the Erasmus University Library's strength.

Rules and regulations on access to and use of ISS Library services

Library photo gallery

Patron and librarian
Impression of the Library
  • Study area above the bookshelves
  • reading without borders collection
  • Event in the lounge area

Impression of the Library

Patron and librarian
1/11 Patron and librarian at the service desk
Study area above the bookshelves
2/11 Study area above the bookshelves. Reachable via the stairs next to the service desk.
reading without borders collection
3/11 Reading without borders collection
Event in the lounge area
4/11 Event in the lounge area
Student using the PC near the lounge area
5/11 Student using the PC near the lounge area
Copy machines
6/11 Copy machines
Shelves with journals
7/11 Shelves with journals
Students in the study area next to the journals
8/11 Students in the study area next to the journals
Study spaces near the journals
9/11 Study spaces near the journals
Study spaces next to the bookshelves
10/11 Study spaces next to the bookshelves
Study seats in the silent area
11/11 Study seats in the silent area
Patron and librarian
Study area above the bookshelves
reading without borders collection
Event in the lounge area
Student using the PC near the lounge area
Copy machines
Shelves with journals
Students in the study area next to the journals
Study spaces near the journals
Study spaces next to the bookshelves
Study seats in the silent area

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