Library cards (Or: Bibliotheek Den Haag)

On Wednesday I received information from The Hague with my BSN (Burger Service Nummer/ Citizen Service Number). I now had enough proof of residency to apply for a library card! So I picked up my library card on Friday.

library card from Bibliotheek Den Haag

The price of the library card is 30 euros per year, as I am in the 26-64 age bracket. In the Netherlands, you only pay the fee if you want to check out the items, versus America where every homeowner pays for the library through their taxes.

I can check out up to six books and up to six multimedia materials (DVDs, CDs, etc) at a time. It’s also pretty cool that at least the central library has automatic lending machines on every floor.

study area in the first floor of the Hague library

study area on the first floor of the Bibliotheek Den Haag (second floor for us Americans)

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2 thoughts on “Library cards (Or: Bibliotheek Den Haag)

  1. Nikki

    I found your blog after I decided to move to the Netherlands to live with my boyfriend as well. Can’t wait to hear more about your experiences in Den Hague 🙂

    • That’s very cool! I assume you have not moved yet. Have you set a date for moving? What city are you moving to? 🙂

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