University library & tower

The University Library and the library tower will remain closed. 

Visit this historical building by means of an audio guide. Don’t miss 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.


During the academic year, the carillon is played twice a week: on Tuesday evening and Wednesday noon. You can climb the tower with the carillon player and view the concert live in the carillon room.


Visit the library in 360°

Practical info

The libraray will remain closed for the time being. As soon as visits are possible again, you can read it on this page.

Individual visitors:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 10:00-19:00
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00-17:00
  • More information: KU Leuven



Accessibility of the tower:

  • A maximum of 45 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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