The Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet Association was founded in 1859. It has more than 250,000 books and journals in the fields of history, art, art history, philosophy, linguistics and literature, culture, society and religion. The collection also contains many novels, notably in Dutch, French, German and English and crime stories, travel guides, biographies and poetry. The Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet thus offers the possibility of intellectual deepening as well as relaxation to its users.
The Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet is open to its members and staff and students of the Erasmus University. It is located in the V Builing.