University library & tower

Visit this historical building by means of an audiotour and catch a glimpse of the wonderful reading room.  If you're lucky, you can enjoy a temporary exhibition as well.

If you want to learn more about the university library’s turbulent history and its impact on the city, you have to climb the five floors of the library tower. A photo exhibition takes you to five significant periods in the library’s history. 

After the fifth floor, you reach the balcony where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city.


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Practical info

Individual visitors:.

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30-17:00 
    The reading room is reserved as a study area and cannot be visited on weekdays
  • Saturday, Sunday & holidays: 11:00-16:00 (last climb at 15:30)
  • More information: KU Leuven



    Accessibility of the tower:

    • A maximum of 8 people may climb the tower at the same time
    • Wheelchair users can consult the texts and images of the exhibition at the reception
    • There is no lift
    • The audiotour is available in sign language.


    Address: Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, 3000 Leuven

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