Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet (RLK)

The Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet is private association library located within the University Library. The Leeskabinet has an extensive and continually expanding collection (ca. 250.000 volumes) in the fields of literature, poetry, art, history, culture, fiction, and a vast collection of weekly and monthly periodicals. Current novels, detective fiction, major biographies, and popular works in various subject fields are in the open shelves in the University Library, which makes browsing easy. Furthermore, the Leeskabinet organises literary lectures and cultural activities. Students and staff of Erasmus University Rotterdam are entitled to borrow books free of charge. For alumni the special introductory membership price for the first year is € 15,00.

Become a member: directly at the Leeskabinet circulation desk (University Library) or via e-mail to

Alumni news

  • VCC - What makes a city vital?

    Reesearcher Jose Nederhand of Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC) discusses the successfully organized international paper workshop on the vitality of cities.
  • The golden ratio and its meaning in the economy

    It took Bert de Groot ten years to find the golden ratio. Was he surprised, how did he find it and what should we take away from this finding?
  • Colouring the country bright yellow

    In just over a decade the yellow Jumbo logo has popped up all over the Netherlands. As CFO, alumnus Ton van Veen has been instrumental in this transformation.

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