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Opening times

In-person access to the library's services is by prior appointment.


The safety and prevention measures issued by both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Culture and Sport must be respected.


See all the information at the following link.

Advance card processing

Collections from central office by prior appointment

Once a request has been received and its submitted documents verified, the BNE will tell the user when they can come and collect their card or whether they need to provide any additional documents.

Collection times: Mondays to Fridays, from 10 am to 7 pm.

Consulting documents

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

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

Users must request library staff in advance for reference-collection consultations.

No studying is allowed in the rooms, only consultation of publications.

Reference rooms

All rooms require prior appointments and will have reduced user capacities (50%).

Check each room’s opening times and conditions at the following links:

General Information and Library Card Room
María Moliner Reading Room
Alcalá de Henares Room
Cervantes Room
Goya Room
Barbieri Room
Larra Newspaper and Magazine Room
Bibliographic Information and Library Documentation Room

Users will be required to leave the library's reading rooms 15 minutes before closing time.

Document reproduction

The document reproduction service can be requested through the form.

The Reprography and Photocopy Office will remain closed until further notice.

Exhibitions

For safety and prevention reasons, the rooms have user-capacity restrictions and various conditions of access. Please check the information and means of access in each of the exhibitions.

General Registry and Post Room

In-person assistance: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Opening hours: 8.30 am to 3 pm.

Remote service, every day.

Services will be limited by the maximum capacity in force at any time.

Cafeteria service

Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays), from 8.30 am to 4 pm.

Services will be limited by the maximum capacity in force at any time.