Biblio.Brussels: the new portal for libraries

Sometimes looking for a specific book in a city can be quite a hard task. Although you can ask information to a library’s employee about the availability of a specific novel, you may feel the need of a more direct and interactive method  to satisfy your literary needs.

This is why an online catalogue was set up in 2003 and offered visibility to the Brussels residents that are interested in borrowing books. As the portal was quite old, the Brussels authorities thought about launching a new one over the last years. A project was voted in Spring 2015 and launched at the beginning of the month, after the city invested in it more than € 70,000.

The name of the new portal is Biblio.Brussels and it has been designed to give the opportunity to exchange and share the users’ views on the different places and books.

The main point is to provide the audience with a simplified tool, which will make your experience easier and quicker. A basic research enables you to know exactly when and where the books are available in one the 19 communes of the Brussels-Capital region. But that’s not the end of the story. Before watching a movie, visiting a city or reading a book, most of the people prefer to have a quick overview on them. This portal then offers you the possibility to let and read some comments about the book you would like to take for your next holidays.

Through the website, you can find where Wi-Fi is available, where you can work or where you can talk with other book-aficionados and, lastly, you can check a lists of all the events that are going to take place in the Brussels libraries.