The Library of Rotterdam in the Heart of the City

This article gives an impression of the Library of Rotterdam. Information, education, culture and recreation are the main perspectives in the services of the Library. One of the ambitions of the Library is to become the public information centre; Internet plays an important role in this ambition. At this moment, Open Learning Centres have been set up in branch libraries. In co-operation with all kinds of institutions and organisations many activities are developed in the Library. The coming years, the Central Library will be redesigned; for the branch libraries a scheme has been developed, in which the outward appearance of the libraries will be improved and the number of libraries will be extended.