30th September 2019

The Rebirth of the National Library of Luxembourg

Out with the never to be forgotten old, in with the sparkly brand new.

The Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg (BnL) announced that the library and its 1.8 million documents will be relocated from 1st  October.

The current location of the BnL in the historical building on Roosevelt Boulevard closed its doors for the last time on the evening of Friday 6th September 2019.

The new location situated in Kirchberg (at the crossing between JFK avenue and Konrad Adenauer boulevard) will officially open its doors on 1st October at 14:00pm. The new building will have 8570m2 of public space and offer about 470 seats available to visitors.

The new building, which began construction in June 2014, will offer reading rooms on several floors housing more than 200,000 books. In addition to numerous work and study stations, visitors will also find “relaxation” areas as well as specific spaces for group work. A family area will allow parents to do their research, accompanied by their children. In total, the library will boast approximately 470 seats, 100 terminals and a 24/7 service for borrowing and returning books. There will also be a music room, a specialised reading room for the consultation of precious documents and printers/photocopiers on every floor.

Moreover, secure and air-conditioned stores will provide the necessary conditions for the preservation of heritage collections, whilst an exhibition hall will finally enable the enhancement of treasures preserved by the National Library. Rooms for workshops and training with adequate equipment will also be available for the use of students, the general public and professionals. There will also be a small cafeteria.

To get further updates and information on exclusive events, please go to BnL’s official website.


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