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Document reproduction

The Library offers a service for copying its holdings  in order to make it easier to access information.

How to obtain copies

  • Specific requests

Copies of the holdings of the BNE in digital reproduction, paper medium, photography, and audio and video recordings.
The steps are the following:

1. Request the reproduction using the online form.

You can make up to 10 requests (call numbers) at once. The requester will receive an email with the request details in PDF, as well as an identifier to keep for future reference.

2. The Library will send the quote
The maximum time for submitting the quote is 10 working days upon receipt of the request.
The request form must be filled in with as many details as possible and the times stated in the BNE’s Services Charter for this service will not start until the BNE is in possession of sufficient information to correctly identify the requester and the work–or a specific part of that work–which has been requested for copy/public use.
Once the amount has been paid, the requester will receive a payment confirmation email and the document reproduction will start.

3. The library will deliver the copies within 20 working days of payment confirmation using the method chosen among those available on the form (in-person delivery, certified post or digital download). Whenever possible, we will encourage digital downloads as the delivery method.

Once the reproduction is done, the requester will receive an email with the delivery information according to the chosen delivery method.


  • Self-service

- For direct photocopies, up to a maximum of 20 (never more than one fifth of the work) of books or journals published after 1958, provided that their state of preservation allows. It is necessary to make a specific request to make more copies.

The steps are the following:

1. Create an account from the computers available for library users.
The account is personal and each user can use it to view information on the activity carried out on the account.

2. Topping up credit on your account.

You must identify yourself at one of the payment stations (located in the Reprography Office on the 2nd floor, next to the General Reading Room and in the Newspaper and Magazine Room on the 4th floor) and enter the amount you wish to top up with.

3. Making the copies on the multifunction printers.
The printers are located in the Reprography Office on the 2nd floor and in each of the library reference rooms.

They may be used for:
- black and white photocopies
- colour photocopies
- scanning in different resolutions and formats to save onto a USB device

- For copies on paper from microfilm or digital medium, no limit on the copies that may be made.

Useful information

  • Reprography Office

    Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 20:00 h.

    Public photocopying: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00, and Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 h.


    Summer opening times (16 June to 15 September):


    Reprographics Office and Public photocopying,
    Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 19:00. 

    Saturdays closed.


  • Biblioteca Nacional de España
    Reprography Service for the General Public
    Paseo de Recoletos, 20
    28071. Madrid (Spain)


  • General information on the procedure for making requests:

    (+34) 91 580 77 57 / (+34) 91 580 78 91  


    Processing and tracking invoiced orders:

    (+34) 91 580 78 91 / (+34) 91 580 77 57 


    Information concerning requests for total publication of Library holdings and facsimile copies for public use:

    (+34) 91 580 77 06