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Are you a keen reader? The ‘Witte Dame’ has a varied collection of English novels and thrillers. Do you prefer to read using an e-reader, or to listen to an audio book? Take a look at our extensive collection of e-books and audio books. It also has plenty of English books for children and young adults.

International families

In collaboration with the Reading Pier, the library sourced a wide range of English language children’s books. They also established a partnership with Heritage Language Education Network, sourcing books in a variety of languages aimed at children aged 0 to 12 years old. The library already offered books in English, Italian and Chinese, and this year will add books in French, Romanian, Bulgarian and Persian. Read more below.


There is plenty for children


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Manage your membership details. (this page is only in Dutch).

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Discover our collection

Are you learning Dutch? We can help you with that!


Language Café

Learn to speak Dutch, in the Language Café. Currently you can only participate in the online language café. 


Oefenen.nl - the online place where you can practice with language, math and internet.



PressReader provides online access to more than 6000 newspapers and magazines, from 100 different countries and in more than 60 languages.

More about PressReader



Reading in the Heritage Language

International Children's Book Collection

The Eindhoven Library's International Children's Book Collection now holds 500 Italian books, courtesy of Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina." Library cards are free for children aged 0 to 18.



Read to children

Why read to children? In this first of a series of short videos from Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina," parents can be inspired to explore the joys of reading with their children in the heritage language. 


Tips and tricks for multilingual families

Especially for you, as a non-native parent with children going to school in Eindhoven, we made this overview.

Go to the presentation


Vision document

The library as a developer of people. Read more about Eindhoven Library.

Read the document

Heritage Language Education Network

Heritage language schools play an important role in the education and development of multilingual children in the community.

More about HLE Network

Eindhoven News

Providing local news and background articles in English for internationals in Eindhoven.


Connect to others through events.

Are you looking for company to join you in visiting a nice lecture? Are you looking for others who wants to learn dutch as much as you do? Or do you like to have a nice chat about the book you just read? Then sign up at OUTtogether. Meeting others is the focus!


Do you have a question about your library card, or other facility or service? Maybe you can find an answer in the FAQ’s.



Locations open today

Bibliotheek de Witte Dame
12:00 - 17:00
Bibliotheek Waalre
08:30 - 17:00

Further opening hours