Become a member

As a member of the Leeskabinet, you have access to an exceptional private library. Dating back to 1859, the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet has been a high-quality library with a collection of historic books (from and about Rotterdam) and contemporary literature. Our members contribute to the preservation of this cultural heritage.

You may use the reading room with its reference works, magazines and journals. About six times a year, you will also be invited to a lecture relating to history, literature, art and culture. Please note that these are usually Dutch spoken. The Leeskabinet also organises excursions exclusively for members.

Members of the Leeskabinet may also borrow books from the Erasmus University Library and consult the journals from this collection.