Reading room

Our reading room is the place to be to consult the CAVA collections. It is possible to consult documents and inventories to prepare for your visit using the online catalogue. Let us know by email ( or by telephone (+32 (0) 2 629 24 34) so ​​we can tailor our services to you.

Leeszaal CAVACAVA attaches great importance to its function as a reading room. Our quality charter indicates which services you can expect from us. During your visit, the reading room supervisor will be happy to help you.

Visitors with disabilities are also welcome. To ensure a smooth passage there are no carpets, glass doors, walls and/or notice boards. Our dynamic reading room is also equipped with easily movable and adjustable tables. This allows every visitor to select the set-up that is most comfortable for him/her. Assistance dogs are welcome!


The reading room is located on the VUB’s Oefenplein campus and is accessible by public transport and by car.

There is a car park with parking spaces for people with disabilities. From the car park, the lift can be taken. The lift is also wheelchair accessible. The reading room is located near the lift and a main entrance with a ramp. Contact us in advance so we can provide you with the necessary assistance. Note: the Etterbeek station does not have a lift.

Practical info

The reading room is open for everyone, every weekday from:
8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (only by appointment)

If you wish to consult documents, please contact us so we can set the requested documents aside for you. This will save you a lot of time and ensure your visit goes smoothly.

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