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

22.09.2018 (All day)

The shop will be closed on 22 September 2018.

12.10.2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

Juliette Malek Mansour Kadjar (violin), Cléa Dechambre (viola), Corentin Dalgarno (cello), Marie Datcharry (piano) play Beethoven and Lekeu.

29.10.2018 - 09:30 to 18:00

At the end of the workshop day you will have edited and queried Wikidata and have the opportunity to learn from the various applications of Wikidata in and outside the heritage sector.

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.

Readers in the general 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.

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.