The Kunstenbibliotheek assembles the book and magazine collections of KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent, S.M.A.K., HISK, STAM, Design Museum Ghent and Gentse Gidsen. The historical Huis van de Abdis on the Bijloke site is renovated into an open and contemporary library. You can follow Kunstenbibliotheek on facebook and pinterest.

Godshuizenlaan 2A, 9000 Ghent

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Conservatoriumbibliotheek / Library of the Conservatory (BGc)

The conservatory library, founded in 1835, houses almost 200,000 titles, which would add up to almost two kilometres of books. The collection comprises a wide range of specialist literature, from monographs to encyclopaedias, as well as over 400 periodicals. At its core, however, are its musical scores. As well as numerous rare editions, the most valuable pieces are undoubtedly the autograph manuscripts of Ghent composers like Mengal and Miry. The contemporary repertoire is also comprehensively represented. Now, collections are not only acquired on paper, but also in digital format. In the past few years, the range of information and knowledge available electronically has also been greatly expanded.
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Opening hours

  • Monday: 13u - 16u30
  • Tuesday: 9u - 16u30
  • Wednesday: 9u - 13u
  • Thursday: 9u - 16u30

This library is situated in Geraard de Duivelstraat 5, 9000 Gent