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Looking for a good read, listen or watch? There are many libraries in Brussels with books, CDs and DVDs for loan, as well as lots of information and documentation.

The Brussels-Capital Region’s cultural life is essentially centred on the two linguistic communities: the French Community and the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community.

These two institutions run libraries, too, where you can loan books and more often than not CDs and DVDs as well. You can go online at most public libraries or read reference works and magazines.

For French speakers

For Dutch speakers

Specialist libraries

Other languages

Most cultural centres of foreign embassies in Brussels have a documentation centre or a library. Some of them may also have DVDs and CDs in their own national language.