Borrowing from the Leeskabinet

You can search the online catalogue on author, title or subject heading. The search results will show you whether a book is in the open collection or in closed stacks. In both cases, you can request the book. You will then be notified when the book is ready for you to collect. For a step-by-step explanation on how to request a book, click here.

If a book is in the open collection, you may take it from the shelf and borrow it at the Self Service Library or the issue desk. For an overview of our open collection, click here.

We are happy to help and provide additional information about the collection. If you need assistance finding and borrowing a book, ask one of the staff at the desk.

Borrowing from the University Library

As a member of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet, you may also borrow from the University Library collection. Click here for a detailed explanation about searching the collection and the digital files of the Erasmus University Library.

Borrowing from other libraries

If a book or periodical article is not in the collection of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet (RLK), University Library, or the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), you can borrow it from another library via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). An administrative fee will be charged. Read more about the ILL for further information.