The National Library of Luxembourg (BnL) collects, catalogues and preserves all printed and digital publications published:
As a scientific and research library, it has an encyclopaedic vocation: 3/4 of its printed resources come from abroad and cover different fields of knowledge.
In addition to numerous paper publications, the BnL offers an ever-increasing number of digital documents: digital journals and books, databases, digitised Luxembourg publications, born-digital documents and Luxembourg websites.
Joining the BnL allows access to all resources (paper and online) and is necessary to benefit from all their services (reservations, loans, room rental, access to digital documents).
Registration and its renewal can be done via MyGuichet.lu.
Anyone aged 14 or over can join the BnL.
However, home loans and access to digital resources are reserved for residents of Luxembourg or neighbouring regions.
Joining the BnL is free of charge.
In case of loss of a library card, a new card can be issued against a fee of EUR 5.
In order to register on-site, the person must go to the reception desk of the National Library of Luxembourg (BnL), at the following address:
Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg
37D, Avenue John F. Kennedy
Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 19.00
Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00
After completing and signing the registration form, the person will receive :
The application for membership can be made online via MyGuichet.lu with a LuxTrust product or an electronic identity card (eID) (see the section 'Forms / Online services' below).
The application can also be submitted via the MyGuichet.lu mobile app. In order to do so, applicants must:
A MyGuichet.lu procedure without authentication is reserved for pupils and students who meet the following 3 conditions:
In the context of the procedure without authentication, pupils and students must attach the following to their application:
The validity of the membership at the BnL is 2 years and can be renewed on request.
24 months after expiry of the registration with the BnL, all personal data is automatically deleted. The loan history is kept on a de-personalised basis for the library's statistics.
Membership can be renewed free of charge: