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

24.05.2018 (All day) to 25.05.2018 (All day)

There will be no food or drinks for sale, but do bring your own lunch, because the terrace is still open.

Reader's card: prices

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

Reading Room

Opening hours

The Royal Library of Belgium is open from Monday to Saturday, but the specialised reading rooms have limited opening hours.

Visit Librarium

A well-hidden secret in Brussels: the museum on the history of books and writing. Free admission.

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.