The FOMU library collection comprises more than 30,000 titles and contains relevant publications from the very beginning of photography to the most recent trends and developments. It contains books, magazines, brand and photographic documentation, auction catalogues and archives. The collection is divided into a study collection, a museum collection and a collection of precious works, and is used intensively by researchers from various disciplines.
The collection took shape with the acquisition of the library of the Association Belge de Photographie and the library of the company Agfa-Gevaert. It boasts books from the (inter)national photographic canon with an emphasis on Western European and Belgian photographers. The collection is the largest and most specialized of the Dutch-speaking region.