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Opening times

Regional Health System of the Community of MadridIn-person access to the library's services is by prior appointment.

The safety and prevention measures issued by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Regional Health System of the Community of Madrid 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 9 am to 8 pm.

Consulting documents

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 can consult the free access reference collections. Previously, the user must make use of the gel dispensers enabled for this purpose.

Reference rooms

All rooms require prior appointments and the capacity will be 100% guaranteeing compliance with the interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters.

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.

Due to refurbishment works in the rooms, some services may be affected. Check with the library staff. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Document reproduction

The document reproduction service can be requested through the form.

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


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.