Foreign newspapers in KBR’s collection

In KBR it’s possible to consult 500 different foreign newspapers from a hundred different countries which are kept in the collection “J.E.” (Journaux étrangers or “foreign newspapers”). Many of these papers, most of which are defunct, comprise extremely rare collections in Belgium. Examples of such newspapers are the Journal des Débats politiques et littéraires, the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, The Times, Izvestia, The Daily Telegraph and the Gaceta de Madrid.

However, the number of subscriptions to foreign newspapers has dropped gradually since 1985 and only extremely rare international newspapers which are regarded in Belgium as unique are incorporated into the KBR’s physical collection nowadays.