argos library

view of the argos library (2014) © Jan Kempenaers
view of the argos library (2014) © Jan Kempenaers

Our library is an ideal working environment to become acquainted with, or to further study the rich world of audiovisual arts and culture. In the library you can consult and/or view:

  • The 5000+ artist films and videos from our collection
  • More than 4000 publications on audiovisual arts and culture:
  • Artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and artist books: special focus on artists from our collection, but also on key figures and exhibitions in the field of audiovisual arts
  • Theoretical volumes and essays reflecting on audiovisual culture from a wide range of critical perspectives
  • About 700 festival catalogues
  • About 20 subscriptions to art magazines about the visual arts, cinema, contemporary music, etc.

You can browse our online library catalogue here.

Our library materials can be consulted onsite only. We unfortunately cannot lend the books or documents in our collection but cheer the ecologically responsible taking of photocopies.

We offer professional advice to help with your research endeavours. In order to accommodate this, please specify your request as detailed as possible.

Entry to the argos library is free.

Open on Thursday and Friday
from 12:00-18:00

Access by appointment only. Please contact us by sending an e-mail to or call +32 2 229 00 03

Our library is closed during the weekend and on following dates :

14 & 15 December

21 & 22 December