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.

The Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

New Digital Library Card
Starting on January 20, users of the Library will access the reading room also with a digital card (Passbook or email format)

Contact information

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

Holdays   Check the closing days

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

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.