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The library is dead – long live the library (Let’s celebrate!)

In Ghent, a brand-new, state-of-the art, spick-and-span library will be opened in the weekend of March 10 to 12. However, De Krook isn’t just another library, it’s the library for the future. No floating books, nor the ability to teleport inside the building, but real technological advancements will distinguish De Krook. You will be able to experience some new features such as a mobile app to assign ratings to an item or the possibility to get suggestions based on your reading habits (scoop!).

It’s not only a library either, as other organisations will also house in the building. Such as the prestigious research institute IMEC and a part of Ghent University. Radio station Urgent.fm will also be moving in and will be organising live concerts during the opening weekend! And what better way to get to know the new tenants than with a speed dating session? You can even get an exclusive insight in what UGent will be up to in De Krook. But make sure to sign up for a lab tour!

You are very welcome to explore everything and experience more behind-the-scenes activities from 10 to 12 March. Where, you ask? De Krook has got its very own new square at the front entrance, named after civil rights activist Miriam Makeba.

See you there!

(March 10 to 12, Makebaplein 1)


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