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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 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:

  • Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm.
    Saturdays, from 9am to 2pm.
    The issue of cards will conclude 30 minutes beforehand.


    Summer opening times (16 June to 15 September):


    Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 19:30.
    Library cards are issued until 7 pm.
    Saturdays closed.

  • Recoletos Branch. 2nd floor of the central building

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

  • FAQs (PDF)