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Opening times

The BNE rooms and the other library services are open from 8 June. The current opening times for on-site services are from 10 am to 6 pm, and in order to enter, prior appointment must be made with BNE staff. Similarly, the conditions that have been set by both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Culture and Sport must be respected.

The Alcalá room will remain closed until 15 September.

View all the information at the following link.

 

 

Advance processing of cards

On-site collection with prior appointment

Once the request is received and the documentation submitted has been verified, the BNE will inform the user of when they may come to collect their card or if they need to provide additional documentation.

Collection time: 10 am to 6 pm.

View documents

Consultations will be restricted to old, special and unique collections or collections excluded from home loans for other reasons.

Once the request has been received and the availability of the documents has been verified, the BNE will inform users of the time and date they can consult the documentation.

Prior request must also be made to the library staff to consult reference collections.

Studying will not be permitted in the publications room, only consultations.

 

Open reference rooms

Monday to friday, from 10 am to 18:00 pm.
Saturdays, closed.

Salón de Lectura María Moliner
Sala de Información Bibliográfica y Bibliotecaria
Sala Barbieri
Sala Cervantes
Sala Goya


Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 14:30 pm.
Saturday, closed.

Sala de Prensa y Revistas Larra

Online catalogues at the authorised stations, microfilmed publications, Hispanic Digital Library and electronic publications of the Larra Periodicals Room can be consulted from 10 am to 2.30 pm.

The Alcalá room will remain closed until 15 September.

*People will be asked to leave the reading rooms 15 minutes before closing.

 

Document reproduction

 

As of 22 June, exhibitions have resumed, except the Museum. View all the information at the following link.

Exhibitions in Sala Hipóstila

Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm.
Sundays and public holidays closed

Limited capacity, maximum: 16 people

Last admission half an hour before closing time. Free admission.  

 

Exhibitions in Anteroom and central spaces

Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 17:30 pm.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed

Aforo limitado, máximo:

Limited capacity, maximum:

Anteroom: 8 people. Admissions every 15 minutes, which is the maximum visit duration
Central spaces: 25 people
Italian room: 15 people.

Last admission half an hour before closing time.   

 

Guillotinas room in the Museum (from 9 July)

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm.
Saturday from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm.
Sundays and public holidays closed.

Limited capacity, maximum: 18 people.

 

General Registry and Mail

Por causas de fuerza mayor el Registro General de la Biblioteca Nacional permanecerá cerrado y sin servicio, no estando prevista que retome su actividad antes del próximo 24 de agosto.

Para trámites que requieran registro se recomienda acudir a alguno de los Registros próximos, entre los que se significan:

  • Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte. Plaza del Rey 1
  • Agencia Española de Protección de Datos. Calle Jorge Juan 6

Se informará cumplidamente de su apertura cuando proceda y de cualquier otra novedad relacionada con el mismo.

Cafeteria service

From 1 July 2020, the cafeteria service at the Recoletos Headquarters will resume
From Monday to Friday (except public holidays) from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm

Its operation will remain limited by the current maximum capacity conditions at all times.