Welcome to the Netherlands

Public Library Theek 5 will help you on your way. On this page you can read how we can help you and what services you can make use of in the library.

Welcome to the Netherlands

What have the Theek 5 libraries got to offer?

Opening hours  
Our staff members are there to answer any questions you may have and to give advice. Theek 5 are 11 libraries in total. Check our libraries and their opening hours here. 

Free wifi  
In all Theek 5 libraries you have access to free wifi, so you can use the internet with your own laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Free work stations  
Public Library Theek 5 can offer you a comfortable work station with easy access to all kinds of facilities and information. You are most welcome to use our modern facilities. Work stations, both with or without a computer, are available at all Theek 5 libraries (except for Lage Zwaluwe).

Free use of computers  
In all Theek 5 libraries computers are available for free for the public. If you wish to search information on the internet or make a print, for example, feel free to do so!

Copies, prints and scans  
In all our libraries a copier is available that can provide copies, prints or scans. There is a small charge for prints and copies.

Free membership for childeren 
Children from 0 to 18 can borrow juvenile books and magazines, e-books*, audio-books, jigsaws, DVDs and comics completely free of charge! You can apply for a children’s membership card at any Theek-5 library.

* at a maximum of 10 e-books and 10 audio-books altogether for a period of 3 weeks.

Book Start box  
For children from 0 to 2 you can come and collect the Book Start Box in the library. In the box you will find two nice books and some useful tips and information on how to make a start reading books to your child(ren). The Book Start Box is available at all Theek 5 libraries free of charge.

Cyrillic collection 
Our collection also offers an extensive Cyrillic children collection with 95 different titles. The full collection can be found at Theek 5 Oosterhout, but can be reserved online or from any other Theek 5 location. The books will then be delivered to you Theek 5 location, free of charge. 

You can find the Cyrillic collection in our catalog by using the search term 'Oekraïense jeugdboeken' and 'Russische jeugdboeken'.

View the collection

Learning Dutch

Meeting points and Meeting Room

Are you trying to learn Dutch and would you like to practise? Come to a Meeting Point or a Meeting Room in Theek 5! Have a chat with other visitors about all kinds of things. You will be helped by volunteers who can answer all your questions about the Dutch language. Come and have a cup of tea or coffee and meet each other.

Children are welcome, too. You don’t have to apply, just come in when you feel like it.


Time and place

Meeting Point Oosterhout 
Activiteitencentrum Slotjes
Slotjesveld 15 Oosterhout, room 8
Every Thursday from 10.00 to 12.00.
Meeting Room Gilze 
Public Library Theek 5 Gilze

Every Thursday from 13.00 to 14.30.
Meeting Room Rijen 
Public Library Theek 5 Rijen

Every Friday from 14.00 to 15.30.
Meeting Point Baarle 
Public Library Theek 5 Baarle Nassau-/Hertog

Every Wednesday from 9.30 to 11.30.
Meeting Room Raamsdonksveer 
Public Library Theek 5 Raamsdonksveer

Every first Thursday of the month from 10.00 to 11.30.
Meeting Point Terheijden 
Public Library Theek 5 Terheijden

Every Tuesday from 14.30 to 16.30.

Picture books in all languages ​​- Ukrainian

Listen to audio-translations of beautiful picture books in your own language. These translations have been lovingly made by volunteers who read the stories to you in these audio-books for you to enjoy.

Go to the picture books
Picture books in all languages ​​- Ukrainian

Order books for the youngest Ukrainian refugees

Thanks to the Ukrainian Book Institute and a crowdfunding campaign, 20,000 children's books have been printed in Ukrainian. It concerns five originally Ukrainian titles for children aged approximately 3-8 years. The books can be ordered in sets of five.

Schools and hospitals where Ukrainian children stay can order the books at cost price and shipping costs. Host families and shelters only pay shipping costs.

Visit the website
Order books for the youngest Ukrainian refugees