Library

The valuable collections held by the Plantin-Moretus Museum are enormously varied. They relate to the business management and family life of Christopher Plantin and his successors, the Moretuses.

A considerable proportion of these unique collections is accessible online, including the printing plates, presses, dies, type cases, composing sticks, stamps and matrices, furniture, prints and drawings, paintings. The library with its 25,000 old printed works and 638 manuscripts, is made accessible on Antwerp’s Anet library network. The museum website provides inventories of the company and family archives.

The Plantin Society has its very own library (the ‘Louis Van den Eede Library'). The catalog of this collection, together with the catalog of the books of the Museum Plantin-Moretus, can be consulted in the the network Brocade. Students and others who are interested can consult the books on weekdays in the reading room of the Museum Plantin-Moretus.

There are also other libraries in the immediate vicinity, such as the UAntwerpen (University Antwerp), the library of the Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp, the Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience and the archive of het Letterenhuis (Dutch only).