Even more than before, the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, wants to offer a platform where people and information come together. Our most important task for the years to come is the development of a national digital library - together with our partners in the network.
The Koninklijke Bibliotheek is the national library of the Netherlands. Driven by the power of the written word we further intellectual development, proficiency and creativity in the Netherlands. To this end, we seek collaboration with partners in the domains of public libraries, cultural heritage and academics. The KB promotes the visibility, usability and longevity of the Dutch Library Collection, defined as the collective holdings of all publicly funded libraries in the Netherlands. Unhindered access to these collections furthers the development of new ideas and allows researchers to build upon the ideas of their predecessors.
- We offer everyone everywhere access to everything published in and about the Netherlands.
- We play a central role in the (scientific) information infrastructure of the Netherlands.
- We promote permanent access to digital information nationally and internationally.