Librarium is a unique museum where you can find out all about the history of books, writing, and libraries.
Here, authentic documents and interactive and audiovisual equipment will tell you about different kinds of writing, unusual books, manuscripts, miniature books, newspapers, drawings, special medals, and even comic books.

Entrance: Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels

Gustave Van de Woestyne. Boer op zijn zondags. 1910. [S.V 89.061]


Currently on display

As you may or may not know, 1 January is Public Domain Day. But here, in Librarium, we celebrate the public domain all year!

Visit now and discover works whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired in 2018. Public-domain works by authors, artists and composers, special and rare editions, graphic work by Felix Timmermans and Gustave van de Woestyne, and so much more. And best of all: it's free!


Opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 9.00 to 17.00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays, and on Saturdays in July and August..

  • Admission free of charge.
  • Free audio guide (available in 4 languages: en, fr, nl, de): Frederic de Reiffenberg, the Library's very first curator, shows you around.


Guided tours

Booking: or +32 (0)2 519 53 72.

Price: 50€/group