The library can be visited each weekday on appointment only between 9am and 4:30pm. Please make an appointment via e-mail or phone (+32 (0)2 213 10 60).
The FARO library is located on the premises of FARO, Priemstraat/Rue du Poinçon 51, 1000 Brussels. It is easily accessible using public or private transportation.
The library collection is available through the LIBIS catalogue. Each quarter, new acquisition lists are posted on this website. The library also offers a handy selection of online magazines and publications. Open access magazines available for public consultation are linked to directly, while other (paid) publications have to be consulted at the FARO library itself.
The library is a specialty library, accessible to anyone working in the cultural heritage field and affiliated ones. People who do scientific research or have a strong individual interest in cultural heritage are welcome to visit the library as well.
Heritage practices, both national and international, make up the core of the library collection, as it is closely linked to the professional objectives of FARO. There is a strong focus on national and international developments regarding research, policy and practices involving (among others):
- folk culture and European etnology
- cultural and historical anthropology
- cultural sociology
- cultural history
- local/regional history
- safeguarding/ conservation and management
- museology, archival and library sciences
- public policy in the cultural heritage field
- document and archive management
- heritage policy and vision
- object registration
- food studies and culinary culture
Consulting and lending publications
Nearly the entire library collection is publicly consultable. Apart from reference works and magazines, most of the publications are available for lending. Once you’re a registered member, you can lend a maximum of three publications. Lending itself is free, though we ask you to deposit a warranty of € 25. The loan period is 1 month.
You are free to use the vistors’ computers or your own laptop in the library. It is possible to log in on FARO’s wireless network and to take photocopies (0,05 eurocent per photocopy).
FARO is connected to LIBISNet and participates in Impala, which allows you to request publications or copies through a different library (all usual applicable rules apply). The price of this service is variable per library, so it is best to inform at your local library before placing a request. It is not possible to request publications located at other libraries through the FARO library.
If you like, FARO can assist you with tracking and localization of certain publications, the composition of thematic literary lists, as well as provide photocopies (10 eurocent per photocopy + shipping costs). Please contact the library staff for more information.
The documentation centre supports FARO’s operations. The collection is mostly comprised of ‘grey literature’ (annual reports, policy plans, grant requests, etc.) and newsletters of heritage organizations. Many documents are conserved for a limited time only. Documents from this collection can be consulted by external parties upon request and specific motivation.
The library staff is here to help you, whether it is before, during or after your visit. Please contact us at:
- Tel. +32 (0)2 213 10 60
- Fax +32 (0)2 213 10 99
- FARO library, Priemstraat/Rue du Poinçon 51, 1000 Brussels