Due to covid-19 it is mandatory to reserve an entrance ticket with start time. Reserve your entrance ticket(s) here. We urgently ask you to wear a face mask. Face masks are for sale in our museum shop.
Wednesday and Friday from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs
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The library of the museum contains more than 20,000 titles dealing not only with photographers, but also the history and theory of photography and the preservation of photographs. The museum subscribes to over 60 Dutch and foreign photography magazines and has an extensive collection of cd-roms, video's and documentation by photographers, consisting mainly of press material.
In 2013 and 2014, the library collection has been extended with 7,000 title by a donation by the collector Jan Wingender. Visitors must submit an application to the librarian to look into these titles. Read more about the donation by Jan Wingender.
Are you looking for specific titles on photography or would you like to know more about a certain subject? The librarian will help you to find your way into the world of photography.
The collection of the library of the Nederlands Fotomuseum can be found online. You can also search in the book collections of other photography institutions. Click here to go to the online library.
No lending service
The library does not lend out material, but you can make photocopies and there is a scanner available.
Visits by appointment
Due to security measures, the library can only be visited by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. You can make an appointment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, address, telephone number and the day and time you want to visit the museum.