Library Museum of Worldcultures, Jessica-ruscello


Collection of almost 60.000 books

Looking for information about non-European art, material culture and related objects? The library of Museum Volkenkunde has a collection of almost 60,000 books, more than 1,000 series of magazines (of which about 100 are still running), pamphlets and maps.

Everyone is welcome to consult this collection, but lending is unfortunately not possible. There are facilities for making copies.

Visiting address and opening hours

Opening hours 

Tuesday to Friday from 13.00 to 17.00 



Research Center for Material Culture
Boerhaave building (located next to Museum Volkenkunde).
Steenstraat 1A 2312 BS Leiden
T. 088 0042 907


Online catalog

Do you want to consult a specific publication? Search for these in our catalog: and and request them via