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Newspapers and Contemporary Media Reading Room

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Study room temporarily closed


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The study room is located in the Newspapers and Contemporary Media Reading Room (Level 0).


Covid-19: adapted service

Newspapers have to be consulted in the General reading room. Seat reservation is required. The study room is currently closed as studying at KBR is not possible at the moment.

You may reserve a maximum of 6 volumes. Please reserve all your items 2 working days before coming to the reading room. Your newspapers will be ready when you arrive.

Newspapers are very fragile. Please only consult them on the tables set up specifically for that purpose and treat and browse the volumes of newspapers with the utmost care.


How to consult newspapers


Digitised newspapers & newspapers on microfilm

You have remote access to all digitised newspapers via BelgicaPress. For this, you need to log in with your MyKBR account. Access to newspapers subject to copyright is only allowed if the documents will be used as illustration for teaching or for scientific research.

More information on copyright


The newspapers on microfilm and the digitised newspapers are also directly accessible in the reading room.


Bound newspapers

Newspapers that are still published today are only available bound in volumes about three months after their publication.

Bound newspapers (collections J.B and J.E.) need to be requested online via the catalogue.

You can only consult items from the special collections Gaston Mertens and Vandermaelen with written permission from the curator: znep.qubber@xoe.or.



Copies and reproductions

You may take digital photographs of newspapers if they are intended for personal use. However, you may not use a flash or a handheld document scanner.

You can request photocopies or reproductions of newspapers via the online catalogue.


Read more about the collection