About the Library

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


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.

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