Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research


Making NIOZ research globally available and preserving it for the future

The NIOZ library provides access to scholarly information and works together with scientists to create and manage research information. We make NIOZ research globally available and preserve it for the future.

The NIOZ library increases the institute’s impact by collecting, managing and sharing our scientists’ contributions to knowledge and society. Our aim is the careful and responsible management of the record of scholarship done by NIOZ researchers.

NIOZ Repository

The NIOZ Repository provides access to the institute’s research output. It contains over two-thousand articles, books, theses and other materials published since 2011.

Browse the NIOZ Repository.

NIOZ collection

Our library collection includes journals, books, ebooks, reports, theses and atlases. It covers not just marine biology, but oceanography, marine chemistry, marine geology and marine physics as well.

All our printed books and journals can be browsed in the NIOZ catalogue.

Almost all our current journals are digital-only and only available for NIOZ employees.

Borrowing & rates

The NIOZ library is affiliated with the Dutch library network. Publications can be borrowed from our library through the Dutch inter-library loan system (IBL), which includes both university and public libraries.

Rates at our library are:

  • Borrowing a monograph: € 6.50 per item
  • Copies of articles (1-10 pg.): € 6.50 per article
  • Each additional page: € 0.65
  • Urgent requests (book or copy up to 10 pg.): € 13.00

For profit organisations we charge double rates.

Contact & visiting hours

Our librarian is Leonne van der Weegen
She works at our Texel location
Telephone: +31 (0)222 369 359
E-mail: library(at)   

Texel library: visiting hours are Monday – Thursday, 09:00 – 16:00.  -Temporarily closed due to Corona restrictions-
Yerseke library: the collection in Yerseke is located on the first floor. For assistance please ask the front desk staff.