The Library 


The National Archaeological Museum’s Library is open to readers aged 18 and over who need to use museum’s bibliographic collections and services. The library is mainly focused on providing information and documentation services to university academic staff, researchers and students interested in Archaeology, History, Numismatics and Museum studies.

With a general collection of over 170.000 volumes, the library has a surface area of 1.100 sq. metres. There are 36 reader places in the Reading Room, free Wifi connection and 4 OPAC workstations to find information and request material.


Access conditions

Admission is free and readers need to get the library card to access all collections and request bibliographic items. The paper application form is available in the Reference Desk and you must provide proof of your identity by presenting your national ID card, passport or equivalent document. The library card is valid for two years.

The library is wheelchair accessible and an induction loop has been installed at the Reference Desk to help readers with hearing impairments.


Contact us
C/ Serrano, 13, 4th floor
28001 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 91 577 79 12 (Ext. 273545)

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 14.30
(Planned closures)

Closed access stacks will be delivered until 14.00 h.