Through its library, CINEMATEK offers a large collection of unique information sources and collections. The library is located in the center of Brussels and is easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transportation.


Ravensteinstraat 3, 1000 Brussels

 ©Bea Borgers

Opening Hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: closed
  • Every year, we are closed in the month of August and between Christmas and New Year



Our library is difficult to access for people in wheelchairs. Please contact the library manager so that we can find a suitable solution for you.


Brussels Central is located 240 meters (3 minutes walk) from the library.

Public transport

All information on the site of: STIB

Lines 1, 5: Stop Central Station or Park
Lines 92, 93: Stop Koning/Royale
Lines 27, 28, 9, 71: Stop Koning/Royale
Lines 38, 71: Stop Bozar
Lines 29, 38, 63, 65, 66, 71: Stop Central Station


There are bicycle sheds in the vicinity of CINEMATEK, such as in Ravensteinstraat and Koningstraat (corner Baron Hortastraat).


In Brussels you can park for free within the green zone, the orange zone is paid. View the map for the nearest parking spaces for people with reduced mobility.

Practical Information

Through its library, CINEMATEK offers a large collection of unique information sources and collections about Belgian and international cinema which, while respecting copyright, can be consulted on site:

  • Books

  • Magazines, festival catalogues and yearbooks

  • Digital collections

Everyone is welcome: students who need information for presentations, dissertations or theses, doctoral students, professors, journalists, researchers working on historical, aesthetic or other themes.

How to make a reservation?

A selection of film magazines, general reference works and the latest book acquisitions can be freely consulted in the reading room. Other sources have to be requested in advance:

Consult the online catalogue to reserve documentation.

If you have found the documents that you want to consult, please send the title(s) + reference numbers (books) or the title(s) + year + month/number (magazines) by email to

Safety Measures

prior appointment required

(telephone: 02 551 19 30, or e-mail:

after the appointment:

  • search the desired documents via the online library catalogue and reserve them via email.
  • maximum 6 people per opening day
  • wear a mouth mask (mandatory)