The Erasmus Huis Library

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

Mensen in bibliotheek

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.

The library and Covid-19

The Erasmus Huis has implemented strict health and safety protocols in line with the official regulations. Visitors are required to wear masks at all time (taking pictures included).

Visitors entering Erasmus Huis should:

  • Feel healthy!
  • Body temperature not higher than 37,9
  • Show proof of vaccinations or show antigen test result not older than 24 hours
  • Keep distance 1,5 meters
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Wear a mask  

Please check our social media and website regularly to keep updated about our opening hours.

Fadila Muhamad

Meet our librarian

Ms. Fadila Muhamad has been a part of the embassy team for 16 years. During these years she has filled various positions in different departments. In her previous position she already joined the Cultural and Communication Department of the embassy.

During her university years – where she studied Dutch language, she has been a regular visitor of the Erasmus Huis library which felt and still feels like home, so when the previous librarian retired she was happy to fulfill this responsibility. “This library brings people from different backgrounds together. People come here to find specific books, to do research, meet up with friends or just out of curiosity”. If visitors have any questions about the library, books to read or any other requests please feel free to contact her or reach out to our social media channels.

Meet our librarian

Visiting times

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 16:00 hrs.

Monday, Sunday  & Public Holidays