University Library & Tower

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.


  • Everybody knows the sound of the Liberty Bell, the bass bell that weighs seven metric tons and sounds the hour every day. But there are also 63 other bells. Discover the carillon concerts, tower visits and more.
  • Download the Heritage App and discover the well and less known aspects of the building (free download at AppStore & Google Play Store.
AttentionVisit the Town Hall, the University Library & Tower and M Leuven or Park Abbey at a favourable rate with the ILUVLeuven Ticket


Individual visitors

Mondays to Fridays

• Tower + library with audio guide: 9:00-18:00 (last climb at 17:00)
• Library with audio guide: 9:00-19:00

Saturdays, Sundays & holidays

Tower + library with audiotour: 10:00-18:00 (last climb at 17:00)

Attention! You can only visit the Reading Room on Saturdays & Sundays



• Only after reservation: KU Leuven


KU Leuven


  • A maximum of 25 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
T +32 (0)16 32 46 60

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