Material from the Allard Pierson collections can be consulted in the Reading Room. Frequently consulted reference works are also available in the Reading Room, and in the Rosenthaliana, Book History and Mennonitica period rooms.
To consult material from the heritage collections of the Allard Pierson (amongst others: manuscripts, printed books, atlases and maps, letters, prints or photographs), please visit the Allard Pierson Reading Room. You can also consult the books from the various reference libraries in the Reading Room.
From May 25th the Reading Room is limited accessible from Monday to Friday from 09.30 to 16.30 for consulting heritage material, however, only on the basis of a reservation. Visitors are welcome in the Reading Room, but not in other rooms such as the period rooms. The microfiche device may not be used, as may the viewing and log-in PCs. Books from the reference libraries are retrieved by the staff.
Collecting books for loan from other library locations is no longer possible in the Reading Room. These books can be collected at the Singel University Library.
Book your workplace in advance!
An (individual) workplace must be reserved in advance. Your reservation must be received by us no later than 9.00 a.m., two working days prior to your planned visit. Reservations will be processed in order of receipt. You will receive a confirmation. If your reservation wishes cannot be met, we will contact you.
You can only use the Reading Room if you have no health problems.