Peace Palace Library

The Peace Palace Library is one of the oldest and most prestigious libraries specialised in international law.

Its principal objective is to service the institutions that reside in the Peace Palace, including the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the Hague Academy of International Law. But the Library is equally open to employees of all other international legal institutions in The Hague, as well as to all scholars and students of international law.

Anyone with an interest in international law is welcome to come to the Peace Palace Library and make use of the Library’s extensive collection. 

The Peace Palace Library has collected publications on international law since 1913. The library has one of the world's largest collections in the field of international law, public and private law, and foreign national law, as well as an extensive collection on international political and diplomatic history and the history of peace movements. A large part of this collection is searchable through the Peace Palace Library’s online catalogue.  

It further houses the Grotius Collection, the collection of the important 17th century Dutchman Hugo de Groot, founder of the science of international law.

Contact details

Peace Palace Library
Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague
Telephone: (070) 302 42 42
Website: Peace Palace Library

Published: 10 April 2017Modified: 30 May 2017