Primary School Library

From the moment you enter our libraries, their purpose is evident – to develop a love of reading in all children.

We have two beautiful libraries in our Primary section; one is for Early Years and P1 and the other for P2-P5 children.

We believe every child loves to read; some just need a little help finding their stories and that is what we are here for. There are over 20 000 books, audio books and magazines in 15+ European languages available for the children to sign out at different reading levels. They cover a wide range of scientific, daily life, historic, geographic and artistic topics. If your child is interested in fact or fiction, an avid or reluctant reader - our friendly librarians can help them to find books to pique their interest.

Good to know:
All Early Years and Primary children visit once a week. 
On Wednesdays our Mother Tongue and L2 classes visit. 
Early Years children borrow one book and Primary up to three books per week. 
All children are supplied with a yellow library bag when they first start school at ESH.

If your child is a bookworm or forgets their books on their library day, we have free access every morning from 8.30am to 8.45am. 

Parents can access our catalogue from home. Follow the link and select the branch Primary:


Secondary School Library

In the Secondary School Library students can enjoy a space where they can borrow books in multiple languages either for study or for relaxation; they can work individually or in small groups and they can do research via internet, books and online encyclopedias.

The ever-growing collection now covers more than 5,500 books in the 6 languages taught at school and it includes fiction and easy-language books, as well as literacy, arts and science books to support the European syllabus. 

At our school volunteer students are invited to participate in the development of the library by suggesting new acquisitions and accomplishing various tasks during their free time. In cooperation with teachers we have set up reading clubs to participate in national reading competitions. 

When developing the collections special attention is paid to the interest of the students, the interest of the teachers in a topic and to the language level. For example, classics can be found in their original text and in a graded level for students learning a new language.

Good to know!

  • Students can borrow 3 books for 3 weeks, Monday to Friday 8:30-16:10

Supporting online learning: The Library is online!

Apart from physical books and magazines, the Library also offers online resources to support you during our online classes.

Introducing Borrowbox!

The library would like to introduce you to Borrowbox, an English language library app which gives you access to a catalogue of both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and ebooks.  We would like to ask borrowers to only borrow one book at a time in order to keep a good supply of books for everyone.


Get the Borrowbox app

Apple users simply need to visit the iTunes App store and search for ‘BorrowBox’, while Android users will find the app in the Google Play store, again listed as ‘BorrowBox’.

Once you have installed the app on your device, search for ESH or Europese School Den Haag in the ‘Library’ field, and then login using your student number and surname. Please use uppercase first letter, if you have a double-barrel surname please use an uppercase first letter for each name. The login page makes this clear.
Primary students: 3 or 4 digit student numbers are on parent's ID badges. Please add a ZERO (0) in front of their student number if it is only 3 digits.

Student no: 123456
Surname: Delaney Robertson

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