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General Information Room and Cards

General Information and Library Card Room

This is the room where the Library access cards are issued and you can find out practical information (opening times, calendar, rules and regulations etc.)

Information is also given and you can enrol on user training courses, where you can learn how to use the Library and its services.





The card processing will be done online.

Once a request has been received, the BNE will contact the applicant to arrange the time of the visit.

Please find further information about the remaining measures and conditions affecting the loan service during the "new normal" period in this document (PDF).


The room offers:

  • Computers for consultation

Other libraries and study rooms:

The Biblioteca Nacional is a reference library; it does not offer its holdings for home loans and users are not allowed to use its rooms for studying. Public libraries and study rooms cater for this need: 

Practical information:

  • Advance card processing
    Online request
    On-site collection with prior appointment

    Collection times: 9 am to 8 pm.
    Saturdays closed

  • Recoletos Branch. 2nd floor of the central building

  • Telephone number: (+34) 91 5807823 / 719 / 805  /  E-mail

  • FAQs (PDF)