The Letterenhuis has a custodial function and does not lend out archive items, documents or objects for study purposes. Museums can, under certain conditions, borrow documents or art objects for temporary exhibitions.
The Letterenhuis is the largest literature archive in Flanders. Its mission is to safeguard the literary heritage. You can visit the reading room to consult the extensive collection for research. In the museum there is a permanent exhibition about 200 years of literature in Flanders.