The Art Library

The S.M.A.K. library holds at least 50,000 exhibition catalogues, monographs and reference works on visual art beginning at the start of the twentieth century, though the emphasis is on the postwar period. 

Hogeschool Ghent (School of Arts faculty), S.M.A.K. and the ‘Gentse Gidsen’ are cooperating on an ambitious project: a brand new Art Library. In concrete terms, the collections of the KASK, S.M.A.K. and the ‘Gentse Gidsen’ are being brought together in this new library which is opposite the STAM on the Bijloke site. The Karel Geirlandt Collection (pre-2003) will be a separate entity within the Art Library. Later publications from the S.M.A.K. library will be incorporated into the KASK collection.

Opening times
Mon: 9 am – 6 pm
Tue: 9 am – 6 pm
Wed: 9 am – 6 pm
Thur: 9 am – 10 pm
Friday: 9 am – 4 pm


Godshuizenlaan 2/A

9000 Gent
T: 09 243 36 80