Library and Documentation Centre

The main purpose of the Museo Reina Sofía Research Centre, Library and Archive is to provide documentary support to both its own experts and to researchers and students, and to facilitate access to its collections, which are comprised of a series of specialised materials on the subject of Contemporary Art.

The materials can be consulted freely and at no charge in the reading room. Inaugurated in 1990, the reading room has been located since 2005 on the lower floors of the Nouvel Building.

The Library can only be accessed using the Library Card*.

*New Digital Library Card

The Library will only be open from 29 June, via prior appointment, for researchers and with a limited capacity.
  For the time being, the opening date for members with a general Library Card is yet to be confirmed.

Check the Library and Central Archive’s new regulations of access and use during the Covid-19 health emergency
Download the guide to the services available

  Central Archive
From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm
Prior appointment: archivo@museoreinasofia.es
(maximum stay of 2 hours)

Library
  From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
Prior appointment: biblioteca.sala@museoreinasofia.es
(maximum stay of 2 hours)

Space D
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:30am
biblioteca@museoreinasofia.es
(guide visit, 1 hour duration)

 

Contact information

From 29 June, access for researchers will be solely through prior appointment

Central Archive
From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm
Prior appointment: archivo@museoreinasofia.es
(maximum stay of 2 hours)

Library
From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
Prior appointment: biblioteca.sala@museoreinasofia.es
(maximum stay of 2 hours)

Space D
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:30am
biblioteca@museoreinasofia.es
(guide visit, 1 hour duration)

Opening hours
From Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except bank holidays

Holdays   Check the closing days

Address
C/ Santa Isabel, 52 - 28012 Madrid. The Library also has its own entrance on Ronda de Atocha

Contact
Tel. 91 774 10 00

Application form for the Library Card.

Every month the library makes a number of acquisitions that are especially relevant for research into Spanish art, without losing view of the international context in which it takes place.

For this reason, it has put in place a program for the purchase of retrospective and rare material through old book markets and auctions; it also pursues an active policy of compiling archives formed by artists, artist collectives and art galleries.