- Our collection
The Library of the Federal Public Service Finance puts at your disposal a collection of publications about public finance, taxation, economy, law (fiscal, civil, etc.), sustainable development, green economy, human resource management and other topical subjects that could be useful to Finance officials.
The collection is composed of publications released by both national and international publishers.
The Library also has a comprehensive collection of the Belgian Official Journal ("Belgisch Staatsblad", "Moniteur Belge") and its appendices - as from the first publication (in 1831) to the electronic publications on the Internet. Since 2003, publications are only available in digital format.
Parliamentary documents of the Federal Government, the Communities and Regions can be consulted in paper or digital format.
The collection also includes books and periodicals that are available in both paper and digital format in the reading room (e.g. books published by Larcier holding an identification code for Strada Lex, etc.).
Visitors also have access to various online databases:
Gids der Ministeries
The list of available periodicals can be downloaded HERE (PDF, 178 KB) (version 01/01/2017).
- Access and loans
The Library is open to any visitor interested. Visitors have to operate the searches themselves. The library personnel is at their disposal to give additional information on the collections that are available.
Only officials on active service and belonging to the Federal Public Service Finance are allowed to take out maximum three works for a period not exceeding one month. Only those books that are identified as such in the catalogue can be taken out. Periodicals, newspapers, updates, etc. are only accessible on the spot.
Officials have the possibility to make order suggestion (DOCX, 86.56 KB) for the Library.
This form can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
Visitors can make photocopies provided compliance with the Copyright and Related Rights Act and the code of conduct (for ICT) of 2 October 2014 drawn up by the Federal Public Service Finance, which apply to all visitors of the Library. (link sends e-mail)
- Opening hours and closing days
Opening hours (except in July and August) Monday till Friday: from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Opening hours in July and August Monday till Friday: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fixed and variable closing days Easter Monday, 17 april 2017 Labour Day Monday, 1 May 2017 Ascension Thursday, 25 mai 2017 Whit Monday Monday, 5 june 2017 National Holiday Friday, 21 July 2017 Assumption Tuesday, 15 August 2017 All Saints' Wednesday, 1 November 2017 All Souls' Thursday, 2 November 2017 King's Day Wednesday, 15 November 2017 Christmas Monday, 25 December 2017 Second Day of Christmas Tuesday, 26 December 2017 Annual holiday between Christmas and New Year Bridge days for 2017 : 26 May an 3 November The Library will be closed on the first Monday (working day) of the month in 2017 2 January 2017 6 February 2017 6 March 2017 3 April 2017 8 May 2017 12 June 2017 3 July 2017 7 August 2017 4 September 2017 2 October 2017 6 November 2017 4 December 2017
- How to get to the Library?
North Galaxy - Tower C - Ground floor
Koning Albert-II laan 33 PO box 74
1030 Brussels (Belgium)
telephone : (+32)257-6.39.77 of (+32)257-6.71.71
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors Entrance for external visitors :
Koning Albert-II laan 33
The North Galaxy Building is situated next to the railway station Brussels North (Bruxelles Nord - Brussel Noord).
- Place of the Library within the Federal Public Service Finance
The Library of the Federal Public Service Finance is a directorate of the Knowledge Centre within the Staff Department Expertise and Strategic Support.