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The Study Centre is open to all those who want to consult Het Nieuwe Instituut’s archives and library collection. The archives’ diversity, in combination with the library, makes the Study Centre a great place to research architects’ lives and work, their mutual contacts, and their contributions to various organisations.

Opening Times

For up-to-date information, see: Opening hours and entrance

Study Centre Passes

If you are planning to visit the Study Centre on a regular basis, for example for a long-term study or research project, you can obtain a free pass at the centre’s information desk. The Study Centre Pass allows you free admission to the centre. Please note that the pass does not allow you to borrow books.

Using Computers

Computers are available in the Study Centre for you to consult the catalogues and access the Internet. Power connector sockets are available at various points. The Study Centre also offers Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.

Searching the collection

You can access the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut via the Search Portal. You’ll find books and magazines, drawings and sketches, photographs, models, letters, and collected clippings from and about Dutch architects.

Reserving archive materials

If you wish to consult archive materials in the study room, please reserve them online. You must request items at least 24 hours before your planned visit via the ‘reserve’ button in the Search Portal, or by sending an email to The ‘reserve’ button can be found under the inventory number in the tree structure of the archive in question. During opening hours (except between 1:00 and 2:00 pm) you can request materials that are unavailable online and make any necessary additions to your earlier digital request.

Due to a major restoration project, parts of the collection may be temporarily unavailable for consultation. Please visit this page for updates about the restrictions. If you have questions about the availabilty of materials, please contact the Study Centre via


There are various ways of reproducing material from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut: copying, scanning and taking (digital) photographs. There is a self-service facility in the Study Centre for copying and scanning documents and books, and a reproduction service for scanning archive materials.
Ordering, procedures, conditions and prices


Works from the archives and library collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut are loaned out for exhibitions both in the Netherlands and abroad. Museums and other cultural institutes can submit a request for a loan to the Heritage department.
Procedures and conditions


If you have any questions about the collection, please contact the Study Centre by phone +31 (0)10 440 1270, or send an e-mail to