Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021

The Augustinian Historical Institute wishes you a merry Christmas, which perhaps more than ever will be a time of reflection on the immense value of friendship, togetherness, and the importance of physical contact in our digital age. We also wish you the strength to be able to cope with all the current restrictions in the new year, knowing that there will come an end to it. For some inspirational quotes of Augustine’s thoughts on friendship, click >>here<<

Please note that we will open our doors again on Tuesday, the 5th of January.

© Leo Coppens

The heating system is working again

However, we are in the proces of changing the lighting in the institute to LED lights and this is being done by volunteers. More light in between the rolling stacks and all working lights in the work spaces!

Currently the volunteers are working on the lights in the individual work spaces. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Broken boiler

Due to a broken boiler and the weather cooling, we do not man the library continuously. However, we are still open for service as are most KU Leuven libraries. If you want to visit the library and access our collection, please send an e-mail stating when you would like to visit us to or Look here for the current opening hours. You can also use this e-mailaddress if you would like to order scans of specific documents.

Thank you for your understanding.