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Library

General Information

The Museo Nacional del Prado possesses one of the most important Art libraries in Spain, specialized in European Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Engraving and Decorative Arts from Middle Ages to the 19th century.

The Library contains approximately 75.000 monographs and 1.500 periodicals as well as audiovisual material and specialized digital resources. It also has an interesting collection of antique books (prior to 1900) –about 5.000– as a result of the acquisition of the Cervelló and Madrazo Libraries. The Library’s collection is accessible through its catalogue.

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Opening hours

October 1st to May 31th
Monday and Wednesday: 8.30am to 5pm
(Books and other material may only be requested until 4.30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am to 3pm
(Books and other material may only be requested until 2.30pm)
Friday: 8.30am to 2pm
(Books and other material may only be requested until 1.30pm)

Summer

June 1st to September 30th
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 2.30pm
(Books and other material may only be requested until 2pm)
Friday, 9am to 2pm
(Books and other material may only be requested until 1.30pm)
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