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Visit the Library

Due to measures taken in prevention of COVID-19 spread, this service is temporarily suspended. We will inform as soon as it is restored. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Guided tours

 

For individuals

 

 1. Tour of the Museum of the BNE. This tour covers the Museum’s permanent exhibition. Approximate duration of 60 minutes.

 

2. Discover the BNE: this tour includes the exterior staircase, the hallway, the main staircase, the Italian Room and the Board of Trustees' Room. This tour does not include the permanent exhibition of the Museum or the General Reading Room*. Approximate duration of 60 minutes.

*Monthly registration opens on the 20th of each month

 

Further information: By telephone 91 516 89 67 or email

*The tour route may change due to one-off activities being scheduled. Weekend visits will be suspended from 1 December 2018 until further notice.

 

For groups

 

1. Tour of the BNE Museum. The rest of the Library is excluded. Approximate duration of 60 minutes.

  

  • Tuesday to Thursday at 10.30am and 11.30am and Friday at 10.30am. Registration
  • Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm. Registration

 

Further information: By telephone 91 516 89 67 or email

*The tour route may change due to one-off activities being scheduled.

School visits

For groups of primary, secondary and higher secondary school students during the academic year.

Specialised visits

These are more specific visits and are organised according to the particular interests of a certain group. They are organised depending on Library availability.

  • Visits for institutions (universities and other institutional organisations) and for library science, archive and documentation professionals.   Reservations: By telephone 91 580 78 94 or email

 

Open Day

The Biblioteca Nacional de España holds its traditional Open Day at least once a year. As well as a tour of the building, including areas to which access is normally restricted, some of the unique pieces in the institution's holdings are displayed.

The date, time, route and type of access are announced in advance.