media library

View of the ARGOS Media Library (2014). © Jan Kempenaers.
View of the ARGOS Media Library (2014). © Jan Kempenaers.

Important update:

The media library is currently closed due to water damage incurred during the weekend of 15 and 16 August 2020. The damaged books and magazines are currently stored at specialised companies. For this reason the functioning of our media library has been halted throughout the coming period.

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 media library is free.

To visit our exhibitions, go here for admission prices.

Our media library is an ideal working environment to become acquainted with, or to further study the rich world of audiovisual arts and culture. In the media 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.

Open from Monday to Friday
from 10:00-17:00*.

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

During the weekend, our media library is closed*.

*When there is an exhibition on view, you can visit the media annex(e) in our lobby area (12:00-19:00). Please check our programme section first!