Opening hours

The Royal Library of Belgium is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smaller Reading Rooms have other opening hours. The details are listed below.

You will find the opening hours of Librarium, our shop, the cafeteria and the registration desk on the relevant pages.

The Library is closed

  • on Friday afternoon 22 September, from 2 p.m. (Staff Day)
  • from Wednesday 1 November to Saturday 4 November
  • on Saturday 11 November
  • on Wednesday 15 November
  • from Monday 25 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
  • on Saturdays in July and August

The Library closes at 5 p.m.:

  • on Tuesday 31 October

  • on Friday 10 November
  • in July and August