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

14.09.2017 - 17:00 to 22:00

The vernissage of this year's Brussels Museums Nocturnes takes place in La Fonderie.

16.09.2017 - 10:00 to 17.09.2017 - 17:00

Guided tours focusing on the representation of plants in books before discovering a number of native Belgian specimens on site.

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.

Reading Room

Opening hours

Summer opening times: from 1 July to 31 August, Monday to Friday only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit Librarium

Until the end of July, you can discover the Apocalypse motif in books in all shapes and sizes. And best of all: it's free!

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.