Getting a reader’s card

Buy your reader’s card at the subscription desk at the entrance. KBR is a reference library, which means that you can only consult the books in the reading rooms.


Subscription desk: opening hours

  • from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

Take proof of identification to the subscription desk. Students should also bring proof of their university or college enrolment.

Check the price list


You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a reader’s card. KBR reserves the right to withdraw the card if you do not observe the library regulations. Download the regulations in French or Dutch.


MY KBR account

When you buy a reader’s card, you automatically get a MY KBR account for the online catalogue, which you can use to:

  • save search scenarios and bibliographic descriptions
  • request documents for consultation
  • order reproductions