In a large space, bright and quiet, the Library makes a selection of the general collection (about 30,000 volumes) available to users, including books, magazines and a broad general and specialist reference section in art history. It also has display stands with the latest books acquired and the latest issues of the magazines in circulation.
It includes 54 reading stations, which have connections for portable PCs, plus Wi-Fi connection to Internet. Six PC terminals make it possible to access the Library’s on-line catalogue, databases and Internet. Microforms can be consulted through a reading machine connected to a printer.
The material in the reading room is freely accessible. The rest of the material is in the reserve. To consult documents from the reserve, you must fill in a form in the reading room. Waiting time for material from the reserve can vary from 15 to 45 minutes. You can ask for material from the reserve to be reserved for a maximum period of 15 calendar days.
Conditions of access
Access to the Library is free of charge and open to all. You just have to identify yourself in the vestibule with your DNI or passport.
Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday closed
August: Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.