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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

  • 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.

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

  • Specific requests

Copies of BNE holdings on paper, photograph, microfilm and digital copy media.

The steps to be taken are as follows:

1. Request the copy in one of these ways:

- In person from the Library Reprography Office, after having obtained the report from the room where the holding is deposited
- Via the electronic application form on the website
- By fax
- By conventional mail

2. The Library will send the quote. Once the amount has been paid, the Library will copy the documents.


3. The Library will deliver the copies within 60 working days, by the method  selected  after confirmation of payment.


4. If the copies are required for public use, it is necessary to apply for authorisation for public use.

Useful information

  • Reprography Office

    Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 19:00 h.

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

  • 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 36 / (+34) 91 516 89 84 


    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


    Fax: (+34) 91 516 89 44 


  • FAQs

    Reprography (PDF)