Reading room opening hours
The reading room is open at these times:
From September, 15th until June, 15th
- MON, TUE and THU from 9 am to 6 pm;
- WED from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m;
- FRI from 9 am to 5 pm;
- SAT from 9 am to 1 pm.
From June, 16th until September 14th
- MON-FRI from 9 am to 5 pm.
Not yet a member of our library? Then apply first for your FREE MEMBERSHIP.
Request books and magazines
To organise a visit to the reading room as efficiently as possible, we ask you to reserve the books, magazines or newspapers you want to consult online via the catalogue as much as possible in advance. Switch to English in the upper right-hand corner. Works that you have reserved via the catalogue remain available in the reading room in your name for a fortnight.
Having problems ordering works from our catalogue? We explain it here step by step.
Do not hesitate to call (+32 3 338 87 10) or send us an email.
Computers and microfilm
Computers and microfilm machines can be used freely (without reservation).
Scanning and photocopying
You can use the photocopying and scanning equipment yourself. Scans are free of charge, prints are charged. Ask one of our reading room staff for more information in advance.
We also help you 'at home'. We scan articles from magazines, chapters from books, contributions from catalogues, etc. for you free of charge and mail them to you. If you have a good idea of what information you are looking for, you do not need to come to the library.
If possible, we will also help you with other information requests by email or telephone: +32 3 338 87 10.
Not yet a member of our library? Request your free membership here and then send us your (scan) questions exclusively via email.
The reading room is wheelchair accessible.
You can pay cash-free in the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library.
We accept Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro, VISA and V Pay. You can also pay with QR code, Discover, Diners, JCB, CUP and Visa Electron.
Rules and regulations
By using our reading room, you agree to our reading room regulations.