The library collection consists of about 150,000 volumes. These can be accessed through our catalogue. New books in the library.
Our electronic material is searchable through the catalogue. There’s also a A-Z list available of all the electronic material. The largest collection is ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals, on the platform of EBSCOhost. Other useful bibliographic databases are Index religiosus, Index Theologicus.
A repository, containing the latest TU dissertations.
Special research collections
S. Greijdanus room: Here are to be found reference works and literature regarding Semitics and Judaïca/Judaism.
R.J. Dam room: Here are to be found reference works and literature regarding the text and background of the New Testament and regarding Patristics.
Prof. D. Deddens Center for Church Polity: Here is to be found the most important literature (such as handbooks, church orders, church minutes, and commentaries) regarding Church Polity. Besides this, a large collection has been gathered here of material about the history of the church in Anglo-Saxon world in general and about Presbyterianism and other nonconformist movements in particular.
Fund associated with this collection Prof. Detmer Deddens Kerkrecht Centrum.
Links to sources not listed in our catalogue
Biblical Studies makes high quality theological material available: rare and out-of-print theology books and over 18,000 articles are available for free download
Biblical Studies on the WEB, gateway to the exegesis on the WEB since 1998
Digibron – kenniscentrum gereformeerde gezindte
Database containing articles originally published in Christian newspapers, church magazines, theological journals, bulletins relating to Christian Education and Christian Trade Unions, including De Heraut, De Reformatie, Theologia Reformata
KeiBi is a bibliographic database with over 70,000 entries for the ancient Near Eastern studies – previously published in the journal Orientalia
Bibliography of reformed Pietism in the Netherlands until 1800
Other helpful resources
Delpher is a search engine that provides access to historical texts from the digital collections of scientific institutions, libraries and heritage foundations. Delpher enables searching through millions of digitized pages from Dutch books, newspapers, journals and magazines on the level of words. This text material dates from the 17th to the 20th century.
Manual in Dutch: Digitaal gouddelven bij de KB.
Google Scholar – From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites
Narcis offers access to academic information, including information about the holdings of all Dutch universities, KNAW (Royal Acadamy of Science in The Netherlands), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), several scientific institutes, data sets from DANS (Data Archiving and Network Services), and descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) – The mission of Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to curate high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections. The OADTL is staffed by professional librarians and curates content without regard for theological or confessional perspective.
Theological Journal Search (Google) – This search engine targets more than 950 web sites to retrieve full text articles from over 350 open access journals related to religious studies, scripture studies, systematic theology, practical theology, and cognate disciplines.