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Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

Reading room

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You will probably start your research by consulting our online catalogue (see here for more information, or follow this link to enter the catalogue directly ). The second step will often be a visit to the reading room, to consult the material that interests you. We do not borrow books or other materials, except for exhibitions.

Make an appointment

We ask you to make an appointment at least for your first visit. That way, we can prepare the documents for you. In the context of Covid-19, an appointment is currently required for each visit.

Request materials

To request library materials, photos and posters, use the numbers from the catalogue. Recent works in women’s and gender history are available on open shelves in the reading room.

For archives, please consult the inventory that is attached in PDF to the description in the catalogue and pass us the inventory numbers that interest you. Can’t find a PDF inventory? Then the process of cataloguing the archive is as yet not finished. However, often a provisional list exists. Contact us and we will help you further.

Scanning on demand is possible for small amounts of material, for researchers who have difficulty getting to the site.

Can’t find what you are looking for? We are happy to help you on by phone or email.

Where can you find the reading room?

We are located in the Amazone building, that houses also other organisations. To find us, go straight ahead in the entrance hall of the main builing and pass through the glass doors to the inner garden. You will find us in the building on the opposite side.

Register on the ground floor (desk on the right) and we will accompany you to the reading room (second floor).

Reading room regulations, borrowing materials, reproductions

You can find the reading room regulations in French (or in the Dutch version of this page):

Do you want to borrow material for an exhibition or do you need reproductions for a publication or another project? Contact us to learn more about the options and conditions.

Opening hours

The reading room is accessible Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.