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Information for Visitors

Plan your visit!

NATO Library shares space with The Archives Reading Room, so primary and secondary research materials about NATO, its activities, and its history can now be conveniently consulted in a single shared physical location in the home of the Alliance.

External researchers wishing to visit the Library or NATO Archives can do so under certain conditions.

What should I do?


Step 1:

Complete and send a Visitor Request Form to NATO Library  or NATO Archives describing the subject of the research. Information about visitor conditions and regulations for the Reading Room is provided in the Access Guidelines.

Step 2:

Processing and confirmation of the request form takes a minimum of 10 working days. Once approved, Library access is granted for a period of one week. 

Step 3:

After receiving access confirmation, visitors will come to NATO HQ on the dates arranged beforehand: NATO HQ Library is located between Brussels Airport and the city center. You can reach NATO HQ by tram, bus or car: 

Tram: Line 62 stops right in front of the HQ. 

Bus: MIVB/STIB lines: 12, 21, 65. The bus stop name NATO HQ South entrance is "Bourget". De Lijn lines: 270, 271, 272 and 471. The De Lijn bus stop in front of the NATO HQ South entrance is “Haren Bourget".

CarThe GPS coordinates are: N 50°,52’,42.049” (N 50.878437); E 4°,25’,46.348” (E 4.429541)

Official Addresses: NATO Headquarters, Boulevard Léopold III, B-1110 Brussels

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 17:00
Fri: 10:00 - 15:30