Auschwitz Foundation - Auschwitz Foundation Library Rules
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The library is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is obligatory to make an appointment with the Auschwitz Foundation librariy Manager, Mr Verschueren, by telephone on +32 (0)2 512 79 98 or, preferably, by e-mail, in order to optimally prepare the visit and the documentation to be consulted.



Registration is free and compulsory. It is carried out on presentation of your identity card. The reader is asked to fill in a form with his or her ID number, contact details and the purpose of the visit.

Registration implies that the reader is aware of and accepts these rules, which can be consulted on site and obtained on request.

If the reader is a minor, his/her parents or legal guardian are responsible for any loss or damage to the documents.



Consultations are free of charge.

Library readers shall be quiet, refrain from smoking, eating, drinking and using mobile phones inside the library. The use of a laptop is allowed.

Repeated violations of these instructions may lead to a ban on access to the library premises.

A computerised catalogue of the library's collections is available to assist readers in their research.

The desired documents must be requested from the librarian (there is no open access to the library).

Readers shall handle consulted or borrowed documents with care, refraining from any annotation, underlining or other deterioration of any kind.

It is strictly forbidden to take documents out of the library without informing the librarian. When leaving the library, readers should spontaneously check the documents they take with them.

Any theft or attempted theft may result in a criminal complaint.



Documents can be photocopied in black and white at a cost of €0.05 for an A4 copy and €0.07 for an A3 copy. Student work (theses, dissertations, etc.) may not be photocopied without the written permission of the author.

We remind visitors that photocopying a complete work is prohibited by law.



Loans are allowed (with some exceptions: reference books, art books, precious books, etc.) and are free of charge.

Loans do not apply to student work.

A reader can borrow a maximum of three documents at a time.

The loan period is two weeks.

Readers are responsible for the documents they borrow.

At the time of borrowing, the reader must inform the librarian of any damage to the document. If no damage is found at that time, the reader is assumed to have received the book in good condition.



An extension of two more weeks may be granted. The reader must contact the library to request it (by phone or e-mail). A document will not be extended if it has been reserved by another reader or if the reader has overdue documents.



Any document returned after the loan deadline is considered late (without justification). As long as the reader has not returned the overdue document, his or her lending right is suspended. A fine will be charged to the reader in the case of a late return.

The reader will be required to reimburse any reminder costs incurred (mail, etc.).

Failure to respond to complaints and to return the requested documents may result in legal action being taken.



In the event of loss or damage of a document, the reader must reimburse the document at the current price. An administrative fee may be charged.

>If the document is no longer available for sale, the Auschwitz Foundation will estimate the value of the loss as compensation.



Any reader can reserve a book already borrowed. He/she then has the priority to borrow it on its return.



The Auschwitz Foundation management may grant exceptions to this regulation upon reasoned request and cancel the facilities it has granted at any time.


Auschwitz Foundation – Remembrance of Auschwitz
Rue aux Laines 17 box 50 – B-1000 Brussels
   +32 (0)2 512 79 98
BCE/KBO Auschwitz Foundation: 0876787354
BCE/KBO Remembrance of Auschwitz: 0420667323

Office open from Monday to Friday  9:30am to 4:30pm.
Visit only by appointment.

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