Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto

Being the most ancient library in the Invicta city, founded in 1833 and placed at the former Santo António da Cidade Convent, a XVIII century construction, presently classified as Public Interest Building. The library has more than 1 200 000 printed documents (monographs and periodical publications) and several special funds, among which we point out, for its sparseness, the manuscripts, from the Middle Ages to our times. This place has Internet access service, juvenile library, sound library (for the visual and motor handicapped) and photocopies, among other services.


Rua de Dom João IV - Jardim de São Lázaro


  • Easy external parking
  • Libraries

    opening hours

  • monday: 10:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-19:30
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-19:00
  • friday: 10:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-18:00

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