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Requesting materials

Please use the online catalogue for requests from the closed stacks, both in the reading rooms and from home.

Entrance has been moved temporarily to Boulevard de l’Empereur 2 due to construction works.

Survey on our library services

KBR launches the LibQUAL+ survey in order to improve its library services. Let us know what you expect from us!
What is LibQUAL+ ?

The World of Bruegel in Black and White

Visit the exhibition that brings together KBR’s complete collection of prints by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Opening hours in July and August

In July and August, KBR is closed on weekends and closes every day of the week at 5 pm.

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Concert: Reinoud Van Mechelen

16.12.2022 @ 12:3013:30

Reading rooms closed, Bruegel open

Christmas opening hours

From 25 December to 1 January, the reading rooms will be closed.
The Bruegel exhibition and the restaurant are open, with these exceptions:
– on 24/12 and 31/12 KBR closes at 5 p.m.
– on 25/12 and 01/01 KBR is closed.

The KBR museum reopens on 8 December

Come discover the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy. Buy your tickets today and visit from 8 December.

Het KBR museum heropent op 8 december

Venez découvrir la Librairie des ducs de Bourgogne. Achetez maintenant vos tickets pour une visite dès le 8 décembre.

Bruegel: offer for groups

The World of Bruegel in Black and White

Book a guided tour for your group. We offer different packages.

The World of Bruegel in Black and White

Book a guided tour

Restaurant closed for alterations

15 May 2020 is the provisional opening date of our brand new restaurant, a contemporary food concept.

KBR closed this afternoon

Due to a general power cut at the Mont des Arts KBR will have to close the doors for the rest of the day. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Copying is not a crime

On the contrary: before the invention of printing, there was no other means of reproducing a text. A book was a manuscript, which literally means “handwritten”.

Kopiëren is geen misdrijf

Integendeel: vóór de uitvinding van de boekdrukkunst bestaat er geen andere manier om een tekst te reproduceren. Een boek was een manuscript, wat letterlijk “met de hand geschreven” betekent.

Digital resources can be accessed from home

Although KBR has to close its doors for a few weeks due to the adapted health measures, you can still access all our online resources.

The general reading room is reopening. You need to reserve a seat before coming to KBR.


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KBR is temporarily closed

Due to the extra sanitary measures in the Brussels region, KBR will be closed until 7 December.
We reopen on 8 December.

Méfiez-vous des lapins

Au Moyen Âge, les lapins ne sont pas de petits animaux innocents…

Online resources

With your free MyKBR account you have remote access to the entire digital offer.

A book defies time

The KBR museum turns the page. We will share an interesting fact weekly about the prestigious Library of the Dukes of Burgundy. This week: A book defies time! The manuscripts of the Burgundian dukes are little time machines.

Guided tours at the KBR museum

From now on it is possible to book a guided tour at the KBR museum. Discover the fascinating 15th century together with an experienced guide!

WiFi disruption possible on 29/09

On Wednesday 29/09, there may be disruptions on our WiFi-network throughout the day because of scheduled maintenance.

Guided tours in the library

Guided tours are possible from Monday to Saturday. Tours needs to be booked at least 3 weeks in advance via rqhp@xoe.or.