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Brussels Library

Customer Safety Guidelines

The Brussels Library is open with reduced hours by appointment only.  Two types of appointments are offered: 

  • Quick pick up of pre-ordered items.  Instructions for ordering books can be found by clicking here.
  • 30 minutes of in-library browsing as an individual or as a family unit.  Further details can be found by clicking here.

Our return bins are always open and available; no appointment is necessary to return items.  Return Bins are located just outside the library doors.

Online Resources are available. 

If you wish to set up an account, or need help with an existing account, please email.

How to Check Out Books from the Library

Individual Appointment for Pickup:

1.   Customers contact the library through email or phone and request up to 10 library materials for pickup. 

2.  Staff will pull the requested materials, check them out to the individual and bag them up.

3.  An appointment will be scheduled by email or phone during a 15 minute time slot on the Master Schedule. Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am-5:00pm and Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm.

4.  When the customer arrives, their materials are all ready to go.

5.   Staff will clean surfaces between customers.

Library Browsing Appointments:

1.  Customers contact the library by email or phone and request a Library Browsing Appointment.  Browsing appointments will be 30 minutes slots, only on Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 am-5:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am-4:00pm. This service is not available on Tuesday.

2.  Staff will schedule 30 minutes for the requested time on the same Master Schedule as the Individual Appointments.  The library will only have one appointment at a time whether it is a Library Browsing appointment or an Appointment for Pickup.

3.  When the customer arrives for their browsing appointment, the family must all stay with the cart the entire time they are browsing.

4.  As a group they are limited to touching 20 items during their visit.  Parents must closely monitor young children.

5.  If they touch an item, it must go in the box on the cart for checkout to their account. 

6.  When done browsing, the customer will check out all items to their account.  If they do not want to take home some of the items, they may leave them in the quarantine box.  Staff will check in quarantined materials after 3 days.

7.  Staff will clean the cart (and any other items possibly touched by the customer) before the next customer.


We welcome U.S., NATO, U.S. Mission, and U.S. Embassy ID Card Holders.
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Amenities
  • Handicap accessible
  • After hours bookdrop
  • Areas for working or lounging
  • Tours (upon request)
  • Reference help
  • Language resources
  • Travel guides
  • InterLibrary Loan
  • Free Wi-Fi
Equipment
  • 6 Computer workstations
  • Photocopier
Army Europe Libraries

 On the U.S. Army Europe Libraries Web site: 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a library cardholder?
Stop by the library and register for your library account. You will need a military or civilian ID card.

How can I get to the library website?
Go to the Army Libraries Europe web site and log in. Click on "get a PIN" under My Account. Enter your e-mail address and submit. Check for an e-mail with a link to set your PIN. You must have a unique e-mail address that you provide the library. If you do not have a unique e-mail address ask the library staff.

May I check out books, movies, and CDs together?
Yes, you may borrow books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and video games at the same time but with different loan periods.

For how long may I check out items?
The loan period depends on the material type.
Books, CDs and Audiobook: Three weeks
DVDs: One week

How can I order items from other libraries?
You may ask the Library Staff for assistance in placing holds. You may also place them yourself from any PC or mobile device once you have registered for access to your account.

What happens if I lose a library item?
When a patron is responsible for losing an item, only the owning library may determine if the item must be replaced or if the loss is waived. If the item is to be replaced, the transaction will take place with the owning library. In accordance with AR 735-17: Accounting for Library Materials, compensation must be made for lost or damaged library materials. Army libraries are not authorized to accept monetary compensation for lost item, only equivalent replacement materials; ie: a hardcover book must be replaced by another copy that is also a hardcover.

Can you download E-books to your phone or tablet?
Yes! It's possible to download to both your phone and your tablet. The library offers several collections of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks via vendor apps. The Army Digital Media Library has step by step instructions and troubleshooting. Click on MyHelp! at Army MWR Libraries 

How can I download e-books, e-audiobooks, or e-magazines to my phone or mobile device?
First, register for a library account. Then set up access to the library website and your account. Find the "Download now" icon and choose a vendor. You may need to register with each vendor and you can use the same information as for your library account.

How can I help my children succeed in school?
Regular visits to the library to check-out books will encourage them to love reading. Reading together is the best way to raise a reader. Reading skills are critical to academic success and life-long learning.

 

Brussels Library Virtual Book Club

Connect with fellow readers to discuss the book selection of the month.

Nov 4 11:30 am - 1 pm
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Brussels Library Virtual Book Club

Connect with fellow readers to discuss the book selection of the month.

Dec 2 11:30 am - 1 pm
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Brussels Library Virtual Book Club

Connect with fellow readers to discuss the book selection of the month.

Jan 6 11:30 am - 1 pm

Brussels Library Virtual Book Club

Connect with fellow readers to discuss the book selection of the month.

Feb 3 11:30 am - 1 pm
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