Centrale Bibliotheek

Architecture, Library

Library center Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Centrale Bibliotheek is located in the Laurenskwartier in the center of Rotterdam. Since 1983, the library has been located in a modern building on Hoogstraat. It is a striking building with steel pipes running from the roof down along the glass facade. The library was designed by the Van den Broek and Bakema architectural firm. The way the building is designed is regularly compared to the Center Pompidou in Paris.

The Library is a 2-minute walk from Blaak metro and train station. The Markthal and Kipstraat parking garages are a few minutes’ walk away.


Weekly openings

Monday 13:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00