Conditions of access

1. All users may consult the materials available for general consultation and have access to the library’s online catalogue and the Internet.

2. Search results may be printed out or recorded, and documents may be photocopied or scanned. Searches may also be conducted for users, whilst training is provided in the use of electronic resources.

3. Readers may reserve documents and consult artists’ books and publications, as well as audiovisual resources, the photographic archive and the reserve collection. Readers will also be sent a quarterly bibliographical newsletter.  

4. Readers’ registrations are renewed annually in keeping with the same principles governing the award of the "Friend of Serralves” card.

5. In order to consult rare and special collections, readers must have their registration validated beforehand. Permission for such consultation will then be granted by the museum’s management.

6. Each user may bring only one bag (laptop computer) into the reading room.

7.  Readers may not enter the reading room with:
  •      Books, magazines, bags, briefcases, handbags, packages, umbrellas or extra clothing.
  •      Photographic or scanning equipment.
  •      Audio reproduction equipment.
  •      Food or drink.

8. All such objects must be left in the cloakroom in the museum’s entrance hall.

9. The use of communication equipment, namely mobile telephones, is not permitted in the reading room.


Readers include all Friends of Serralves, Artists, Critics and Journalists that register as such in the Library. 
Readers have broad access to all Library materials together with the documents reservation system. 
Opening hours and location

The library is open to the public from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. without any interruption. 
The library is situated on levels 1 and 2 of the museum.

All library services are closed on Sundays and fixed national holidays (1/1; 25/4; 1/5; 10 and 13/6; 15/8; 5/10; 1/11; 1, 8 and 25/12), as well as the movable holidays of Carnival, Easter and Corpus Christi.

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