The Erasmus Huis Library

The Erasmus Huis library is a modern, open and inspiring space to read, meet and work.

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The library of the Erasmus Huis is a friendly, modern and open space in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. Feel free to just visit the library, to borrow books or to come and meet other people.

We have an extensive collection of around 15.000 titles, newspapers and magazines. We offer a wide range of Dutch literature. You can also find books on Indonesian history, and Dutch and Indonesian art and culture. We also have children’s books and some English and Indonesian books.

Before you can borrow books you need to become a library member, which is very easy.

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Rina Tjokorde

Meet our librarian

Mrs. Rina Tjokorde has been taking care of the library for the past 33 years. Her passion for culture, books and meeting new people brings an extra spark to the new, modern library space. Rina: 'This new setting of the library brings people closer together. People can have a discussion, use it as a meeting place, or simply to come here all by themselves to explore the collections and to unwind in the reading corner'.

Visiting times


 09.00 - 12.00 hrs.

Tuesday - Saturday 

 09.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Sunday & Public Holidays 

The library will be closed from 20 Dec '19 - 12 Jan '20