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Library Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

In this highly specialized art library you can find an extensive selection of literature on the theory and practice of the different art disciplines which are taught at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, such as painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, art history, installation art, body art, performance, and fashion design.
The collection consists of both the most recent publications and scientific journals on art, and a selection of historical documents – including old prints and archival material dating back to the 15th century. After logging in on the available computers you also gain access to a wealth of digital information through online databases such as Ebsco Academic Search Complete, Elsevier Science Direct, Web of Science and Oxford Art Online. More info here.

The library is also the place to be if you want to find a quiet spot to study or write or think about life in general. We have a nice reading corner where you can relax, work on projects, read a magazine, or browse through our fine selection of artists’ publications.

With your AP-student card you can borrow up to 10 books per visit for free. Or use it to scan, copy and print the books you can’t take home.

Want to hold on to your books for a longer period? Not sure how many books you have actually borrowed? Check all your information in the catalogue, by clicking on Lezergegevens.

Do you have suggestions for new books for our library? Let us know through this link.

Opening hours

Monday   9:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00 
Tuesday   9:00 - 12:00 
13:00 - 20:00
Wednesday   9:00 - 17:00 
Thursday   9:00 - 12:00 
13:00 - 17:00
Friday   9:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00

During school holidays the opening hours may change.
Students can check Digitap and the notifications at the entrance of the Library.


Mutsaardstraat 31  
2000 Antwerp        
T  03/213.71.08

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