Access to the collection

The Royal Library of Belgium safeguards an important and extensive literary, artistic and scientific heritage. We provide access to this heritage in different ways:


Science and research

As a scientific library, we provide scientific information and support research.


Events and exhibitions

What's on?


The digital library: Belgica

Generally speaking, every document that the Royal Library of Belgium digitises is put online. You can consult the documents in Belgica, our digital library, and search all digitised collections in it.

You can also view a selection of documents in the online gallery

Works that are not subject to copyright are published online without any access restrictions. Copyrighted works can only be consulted within the institution using special terminals in the Reading Rooms.



This information is not available in English. You can read it in Dutch or French.