Manuscripts Reading Room

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.



The Reading Room of the Manuscript Department is located on Level -2, next to Librarium.


How to consult documents

The public has direct access to the reference books, catalogues and books located in the Reading Room.

If you want to consult the manuscripts or printed works that are held in store, please fill in the online request form. Works are issued at regular times:

  • 9.30 a.m.
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • 11.30 a.m.
  • 12.30 p.m.
  • 2.30 p.m.
  • 3.30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

No more than three works will be issued at once.

You must have the permission of the Head of the Department if you want to consult any of the precious manuscripts. The list of codices in this category is available in the reading room. Please submit a request to consult these manuscripts in advance via email or ask a staff member



Tel.: +32 (0)2 519 57 78

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