Access to the collection

KBR 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.



Teachers and school groups can get to know the library and it’s collection through workshops, guided tours and learning resources. There are workshops and guided tours for different groups and ages.

Find out more on our French or Dutch websites.


Events and exhibitions

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • A new museum in 2020
  • Afternoon concerts
What’s on?


The digital library: Belgica

Generally speaking, every document KBR digitises is put online. You can search and browse all digitised collections in Belgica, our digital library.

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.

Discover Belgica