University Library & Tower

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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.


Download the Heritage App and discover the well and less known aspects of the building.

Visit the library in 360°


Practical info

Individual visitors:.

  • Monday to Friday: tower: 10:00-17:00  (last climb at 16:30) | library with audiotour: 09:30-19:00
    The reading room is reserved for library users and cannot be visited on weekdays
  • Saturday, Sunday & holidays: library (with audiotour) & tower: 10:00-17:00 (last climb at 16:00)
  • More information: KU Leuven



Accessibility of the tower:

  • 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
+32 (0)16 32 46 60

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