Library card

All borrowers must have a valid ISS library card.

In the table below you can see how to acquire a library card and whether you are entitled to a free membership.

Borrower category

Membership fee
p/y

How to apply

ISS staff

-

-

ISS PhD students

-

-

ISS MA and Diploma students

-

-

ISS retired staff

free

On request

ISS guests ('staff-like')

free

On request

ISS Alumni (resident in the Netherlands)

free

In person at Library services desk

General public

€ 23,00

In person at Library services desk

Students from Dutch universities

free

In person at Library services desk

Students from the Haagse Hogeschool
(The Hague University of Applied Sciences)

€ 15,00

In person at Library services desk

Day visitors*

-

In person at Library services desk


Membership starts only after registration and payment of the membership fee. Registration includes: full name, home address, work address and e-mail address. A current passport and proof of current home address will be required to validate the information.

Students from Dutch universities and the Haagse Hogeschool are also required to show a valid student card.

*Day visitors using a service card must return the card 15 minutes before the closing time of the services desk.

Loss or theft

In case of loss or theft of the library card the borrower should immediately contact the Virtual Desk or call 070-4260456. Until this is done, the borrower will be held responsible for all items borrowed with the card.