With the BNE autocopia, seeks to lay the scope of its users to obtain working copies that facilitate access to texts required for its research in a convenient and simple way.

Through this service allows users to run your own pictures with their mobile devices (mobile phones and tablets) of funds of the library, always with the authorization of the staff of the room.

The service can be used in the reading lounge María Molinier, Larra newspapers and magazines (area of consultation on paper), Sala Cervantes, Room Goya, Room Barbieri, bibliographic information and Room of the headquarters of Alcalá de Henares. The photographs will be carried out in the round suited to this end located in the extraordinary chambers.

Can photographed documentary collection and the pre-1920, in any event free, and that you are in good condition. The use of the images taken should respect the current in the area of copyright, Intellectual Property Rights and protection of Personal data.

In the case of documents with applicable copyrights, the pictures taken prior authorization of the staff of the room, may only be used for study and research purposes, while respecting the existing legislation in the area of copyright, Intellectual Property Rights and protection of Personal data.

Users will be legally responsible for any unlawful use or misuse of the images obtained with its teams in the Bibliography.

Prior precautions
  • You cannot use flash, tripod, physical objects or selfie stick.
  • The mobile device or tablet should remain silent.
  • The photograph or autocopia must take place directly on the content of hardware. We cannot therefore photographing computer screens.
  • Check if the date of publication of the play is preceding or subsequent to 1920.
  • Draw with markers of archival paper available in the chambers the pages you want to photograph.
  • The staff of the room to authorize the request and show business and pages that you want to photograph.
  • Please fill in the form we provide the staff of the room with the data of the document, pages that needs and the declaration on the use of the images taken.
  • Coming to the outer enabled to photograph, where you will find the support elements and requirements, or subject solicítelos the staff of the room.
Autocopia process
  • In the case of bound together inside, put them on the cushion. For works not bound together inside is not necessary to use a cushion.
  • If required the use, these will be placed on the edge of the pages, in the areas in blank, avoiding text and illustrations areas.
  • Manipulate the work carefully to avoid possible deterioration. Do not push opening or press the play to get a better picture.
  • Firmly hold your device and check that the flash and sound are off.
  • Out of consideration for the rest of the users will not remain more than 10 minutes by the bureau of auto-copia.


Where the service
Goya room
Drawings, engravings, ephemera, posters, photographs, ancient and modern maps, etc.
María Moliner reading room
Monographs from the 16th century, encyclopedias, dictionaries, repertoires and directories.
Alcalá de Henares room
Located at the University of Alcalá de Henares retains funds of any type that are available on its reading room
Cervantes room
Ancient manuscripts and modern, incunabula, print, plays and Cervantes.
Larra Newspaper and Magazine room
Magazines, newsletters, press officers and online resources on recurrent publications.
Bibliographic and Library Information Room
Consultation room of general and specialized bibliographies, catalogues, etc.
Barbieri room
Music and musicology, audiovisual and multimedia documents and sound recordings.
Related contents
Document reproduction

The library provides a service of reproduction of funds with the objective of facilitating access to information.

General information
Reference rooms

Check the hours and conditions of each room.