Since 1998 Stroom has built up a compact, highly specialized library, with an interesting and surprising collection of publications. It functions as a knowledge center for both visitors
(including artists, architects,students and scientists) and the Stroom
staff itself. The collection is organized thematically, with references
to the city, architecture, art, the individual, new technology, theory
and the way these subjects are interrelated. In addition there is a
large collection of international magazines. Visitors can also watch
taped registrations on DVD of Stroom lectures and symposiums on video or dvd.
New acquisitions for the library:
April 2013: click here
Stroom Library Sessions
The end of 2011 saw the start of the Stroom Library Sessions, informal meetings that could be best described as a cross between a book club and a discussion group. Each time one special guest is invited to talk about his or her work. The guest is asked to bring a bag filled with publications that are a source of inspiration. The sessions are attended by a small group of invited guests.
Small presentations in the library
In the past the Stroom library also regularly featured small presentations dedicated to publications, exhibitions and other Stroom activities (usually a presentation in the library window). The installations were visible day and night, thus attracting a lot of attention from passers by for both the presentation in question and for the library itself.
See archive (select 'small presentations').
Opening hours library:
Wednesday thru Sunday, 12 - 5 pm (in the weekends the library is closed during the installation of a new exhibition).