A treasure to preserve

From medieval manuscripts to electronic databases, from incunables to contemporary journals, from images to copper plates, the Bollandist library has it all.  As the only library in the world specialized in hagiography, it is truly unique.  It is continuously increased and updated thanks to painstaking and systematic documentation seen to by the Bollandists themselves since the very beginning.  It is hosted in an impressive 1905 neo-romanesque building in Brussels and is accessible to scholars. By means of electronic databases available online, this unique collection will, gradually, be made accessible to all.  This is simply the best place in the world for hagiographic research.



The library is accessible
to scholars upon appointment (info@bollandistes.be)

From Monday to Friday,
9:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00.

It is closed during the months of July and August.