Bib, Leuven

  • March 2018

De Bib Leuven, the central library of Leuven, has entrances from two different streets. On one of the streets there is no library sign. Even on the other street, the commercial pedestrian street, the façade is discreet. Behind these anonymous facades there is an old school building which has been transformed to a cultural centre with art, architecture, archive and library among other things. The building is banal but it offers spacious premises for the library. The interior is not of a high aesthetic class, it is a sort of a colourless industrial milieu. But the premises are well planned and they function very good as a library. The media collection is rich and versatile. There are fees for services  for adults, but wifi is free. The opening hours are quite short. This library is a hidden resource. THREE stars: Good.