Royal Library of Belgium
Keizerslaan 4 Boulevard de l'Empereur
Tel: +32 (0)2 519 53 11
After running the Army Museum for more than ten years, Patrick Lefèvre, Doctor of History, sought a new challenge, and became the Director General of the Royal Library. In his free time, he enjoys walks in the open air with his wife and children, and reading history books.
As the national scientific library of the Belgian state, the Royal Library of Belgium (KB-BR) is responsible for a sizeable cultural asset covering a broad spectrum of world knowledge: it owns and preserves the complete patrimony of works published in Belgium or published abroad by Belgian authors.
It is also home to several specialist research centres, such as the ‘Center for American Studies’ and the ‘Archives et Musée de la Littérature’.
The institution includes the Palace of Charles de Lorrain, a museum dedicated to 18th century art.
The special collections held at the KB-BR are found in six departments:
Each of these departments is proud of a world-renowned patrimony and specialist library.