Music Reading Room

Opening hours

  • from Monday to Friday

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

The Reading Room closes at 4.45 p.m. in July and August.



The Music Department’s Reading Room is located on the 4th floor.


How to consult the documents

You have direct access to a range of reference works, catalogues, books and scores. If you want to consult any of the documents in closed stacks, please fill in a request form in the Reading Room. Requested documents 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.

Please hand in your request form at least 15 minutes in advance.

Viewing precious works such as the Fétis Collection or musical manuscripts requires the curator’s permission. Please make a request in advance by email or in the Reading Room. The curator may refuse access to some documents.


Copies and reproductions

If you need a copy of an article or a score, please ask the staff of the Department. Please note: this service is subject to strict rules, the number of copies is limited and intellectual property rights must be observed. We try to deliver the copies to you the same day.

For high-quality reproductions, please submit the reproduction order form.



Tel.: +32 (0)2 519 57 51

Contact the department using the contact form