Plan your visit

This page contains all the practical information you need to get the most from your visit. Discover what else you can do in the Royal Library - besides reading or consulting books.

Next events

05.05.2017 - 12:30

Annelies Van Gramberen (soprano), Joanna Huszcza & Madoka Nakamaru (violin), Bernard Woltèche (cello) en Guy Penson (harpsichord).

Prices & library regulations

How much does a reader’s card cost? Click here for the prices, opening hours of the registration desk and the Library’s rules.


Visit Librarium

Librarium is a unique museum where you can find out all about the history of books, writing, and libraries. Current theme: the Russian Revolution.

Palace of Charles of Lorraine

Palace of Charles of Lorraine

The residence of Charles of Lorraine has been transformed into a museum about the 18th century. It’s open on the first Saturday of every month.

Food and drink

You’ll find delicious snacks for reasonable prices in the cafeteria. Enjoy a cup of coffee and be amazed by the stunning view over Brussels.