How to request a seat in the Work Room

The Work Room of the Department of Contemporary Printed Books is reserved for researchers who want to consult certain documents regularly and over a long period. In theory, everyone can apply for a seat in Work Room. In reality, the people who use it are usually:

  • Students whose Master’s theses are based largely on sources held at the Royal Library
  • Doctoral students and professors
  • Journalists and authors
  • Local historians

How do I submit a request for a seat?

Please send a request, stating your reasons to, addressed to Bart Op de Beeck, who is in charge of the Department of Contemporary Printed Books. Please add a list of publications if you have one.


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