Plan your visit

This page contains all the practical information you need to get the most from your visit. Discover what else you can do in the Royal Library - besides reading or consulting books.

Next events

Prices & library regulations

How much does a reader’s card cost? Click here for the prices, opening hours of the registration desk and the Library’s rules.

Visit Librarium

Until the end January, you'll discover Ovid's Metamorphoses and how it influenced literature through the ages. And best of all: it's free!

Palace of Charles of Lorraine

Palace of Charles of Lorraine

The residence of Charles of Lorraine has been transformed into a museum about the 18th century. The palace is closed for renovation works until 2019.

Food and drink

You’ll find delicious snacks for reasonable prices in the cafeteria. Enjoy a cup of coffee and be amazed by the stunning view over Brussels.