Our staff, students and visitors have access to the excellent infrastructure of the Faculty Library of Arts and Philosophy.

The library integrates collections that were previously spread over several smaller “seminar style” libraries. Most of our print sources can be consulted in the central location (Rozier 44). Two large collections are still housed in different buildings, but will move by 2018: Classical languages are on the second floor of the Blandijn and Scandinavian languages in the so called ‘Technicum’ (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat).

The catalogue of our print and online collections can be consulted via

The library offers a scanning service for articles from journals in closed shelving and uncomplicated interlibrary document delivery for sources that are not locally available.

Among the most specifically relevant digital sources for our discipline are the bibliographical services of Web of Science, MLA International BibliographyBibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft and Bibliographie der französischen Literaturwissenschaft. Via aggregators like JSTOR, Proquest, Project Muse, and databases like Early European Books, Literature Online and Artemis Literary Sources, we get full-text access to primary sources, lexica, journals, thematically ordered excerpts from edited volumes and more.

An overview of current trials on digital collections can be found on:

Dedicated collection pages offer further descriptions of specific contents and coverage (sorry, in Dutch only for the time being)

You can get in touch with either or with the collection managers about new acquisitions, for information about trials or for any other library related request.