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

21.07.2017 - 11:00 to 17:00

To celebrate the national day of Belgium, the Palace of Charles of Lorraine and its museum of the 18th century will be open.

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

A unique museum where you can find out all about the history of books, writing, and libraries. Until the end of July, focus is on the Apocalypse. Come and discover this motif in books both old and new, in all shapes and sizes.

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.