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 is only open to researchers and has a limited capacity
10 reading spaces are currently open, with no prior appointment required, and available until full capacity is reached during morning and afternoon/evening time slots (9am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm)
14 spaces remain open to consult the Library’s holdings, and can be booked by prior appointment ( biblioteca@museoreinasofia.es) during morning and afternoon/evening time slots
(spaces are temporarily unavailable on Floor +1)  


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

Library
  From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
Prior appointment: biblioteca.sala@museoreinasofia.es

Space D
 From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 9pm
Guided tours: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:30am
(the room will be cleared 15 minutes before closing). 
Capacity: 5 people. 
Guided tours: biblioteca.sala@museoreinasofia.es

 

Contact information

The Library is only open to researchers, has a limited capacity and prior appoinments must be made to consult the funds.

Central Archive
From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm
Prior appointment: archivo@museoreinasofia.es

Library
From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
Prior appointment to consult funds: biblioteca.sala@museoreinasofia.es

Space D
From Monday to Friday - from 9am to 9pm
Guided tours: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:30am
(the room will be cleared 15 minutes before closing). 
Capacity: 5 people. 
Guided tours: biblioteca.sala@museoreinasofia.es

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.