General information and cards room
2nd floor Central building
+34 91 580 77 19
+34 91 580 78 05
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.
For any doubt, please contact the membership service
You can find further information about the remaining measures and conditions affecting the loan service during the "new normal" period in this document (PDF)
The Biblioteca Nacional is a reference library; it does not offer its collections for home loans and users are not allowed to use its rooms for studying. Public libraries and study rooms cater for this need:
Aimed at anyone interested in consulting collections published after 1958.
For anyone interested in available funds issued before 1958.
Training sessions for users who wish to expand their knowledge of the library and the possibilities it offers them.
Take a look
Consultation room of general and specialized bibliographies, catalogues, etc.
Magazines, newsletters, press officers and online resources on recurrent publications.
Ancient manuscripts and modern, incunabula, print, plays and Cervantes.