Seniors

Branch Libraries

Central District

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 24:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 24:00 (Closed on 1st to 3rd day of Chinese New Year, and at 14:00 on Chinese New Year Eve)

Library Notices:

Activities: [+More]

Location:Av. Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, No. 89, A-B

Telephone:(853) 2856 7576, 2855 8049, 2837 1642

Fax:(853) 2831 8756

Nearby Libraries: Library in Ho Yin Garden

Services

Macao Central Library ﹣ Services

Location

Service / Function / Use

Storey

Zone

8:30 - 20:00

8:00 - 8:30,

20:00 - 24:00

&

public holidays

First Floor Exit
  • 24-hour self check-in service
  • 24-hour self check-in service
Reception
  • Baggage storage
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Baggage storage
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
Atrium
  • New books display
  • Exhibits
  • Ebook Machine
  • Self-service water dispenser
  • Display of audiovisual materials
  • Ebook Machine
  • Self-service water dispenser
Macao Collection Room
  • Reference enquiry for Macao collection (books and periodicals, etc)
  • Access to periodicals and microfilms
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Book Scanning
  • Photocopying service
  • Access to microfilms

        Closed

Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
  • Circulation of audiovisual materials
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite

        Closed

Children’s Reading Room
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Internet
  • Family reading
  • Activities for children

        Closed

Second Floor Reading Area
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Readers’ Enquiry
  • Access to periodicals and Chinese book
  • Font magnification
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Font magnification
  • Book Scanning
  • Photocopying service
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Access to periodicals and Chinese book
  • Font magnification
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Font magnification
  • Book Scanning
  • Self-photocopying service
Reference Books Area and Featured Collection Area
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
  • Featured collection (Macao literature)
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
  • Featured collection (Macao literature)
Circulating Macao Collection Area
  • Access to Macao collection
  • Access to Macao collection
Foreign Language Books Area
  • Access to books in foreign languages
  • Access to books in foreign languages
Study Area
  • Reading and self-studying
  • Reading and self-studying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Macao Central Library ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Storey Zone
First Floor Exit  
1 24-Hour Book Drop
Reception 8
2 locker sets
1 book sterilizer
2 self check machines
Atrium  
1 Hyread ebook machine
2 water dispensers
Macao Collection Room 16
1 computer (Webpac)
1 book scanner
1 photocopier
2 microfilm machines
Audiovisual Materials Room 15
13 computers
2 blu-ray players
Children’s Reading Room 25
2 computers
Second Floor Reading Area 113
3 computers (Webpac)
1 self check machine
1 desktop electronic magnifier
1 book scanner
2 photocopiers
Reference Books Area and Featured 31
--
Circulating Macao Collection Area  
--
Foreign Language Books Area 15
--
Study Area 48
--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

The library was formerly the National Library established in 1895. Situated in St. Augustine’s Church, it originally belonged to Liceu de Macau (Liceu Secondary School). The Macao Central Library underwent severe challenges throughout its development. From 1917 to 1929, it successively moved to St. Joseph's Seminary, Hotel Bela Vista, Shelter for the Disabled at Tap Seac and Leal Senado Building (currently known as IACM Building). Settling there for a longer period, in 1983 the library was relocated to the current site at Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, where it has gradually developed.

Today, the services of Macao Central Library are diversified. In addition to providing basic services such as library card application, photocopying, access to the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region, book lending and access to newspapers and periodicals, the library also provides a microfilm reading service, Macao information references, back-issue newspapers and periodicals, broadband internet access, electronic news, electronic databases and other services.

To cater for readers’ needs, the interior of the library was refurbished in early 2007, where space and seats for readers were added, furniture was renewed and amenities were introduced. The two-storey main library currently occupies an area of 1,371 sq. m., with seating capacity for about 271 plus a collection of approximately 92,606 volumes (including approximately 30,242 volumes of Macao Information Collection), 672 rolls of microfilms, 3,606 audiovisual materials, 77 newspaper titles and 634 magazine titles. Generally, the collection is mainly comprised of information technology books, English and Portuguese books as well as Macao information and historical literature about Portugal in the Far East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby Attractions

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 24:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 24:00

Location:Comendador Ho Yin Garden near Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpção in NAPE district

Telephone:(853) 2870 6940

Fax:(853) 2870 6939

Nearby Libraries: Macao Central Library

Services

Library in Ho Yin Garden ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Storey Zone
First Floor

Periphery of Library

  • Self check-in service
Reception
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Access to back newspaper issues
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Photocopying service
  • Self-help book decontamination service
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Access to the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region
  • Self-service water dispenser
Reference Books Area
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
Multimedia Room
  • Internet
  • Font magnification
Second Floor

Reading Area

  • Access to Chinese books
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
Children’s Area
  • Family reading

 

 

 

Facilities

Library in Ho Yin Garden ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Storey Zone
First Floor

Periphery of Library

 
1 24-Hour Book Drop
Reception    
1 self check machine
1 photocopier
1 book sterilizer
 
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 29
1 water dispenser
Reference Books Area  
--
Multimedia Room 8
8 computers
1 desktop electronic magnifier
Second Floor Reading Area 38
1 computer (Webpac)
Children’s Area  
--

 

 

 

Introduction

This library was officially opened to the public in 1993 and then closed in compliance with the NAPE renewal plan in 2005. Finally, it reopened on 10th February, 2009 following reconstruction. The new building, with a total area of 368 sq. m., is located in Ho Yin Garden. There are two floors in this library – the ground floor is the newspapers and multimedia section while the second floor is the reading room. It holds 12,473 volumes, 80 pieces of audiovisual materials, 52 newspaper titles and 147 international periodical titles, with seating for 75.

 

Southern District

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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Location:Largo de Santo Agostinho N.º 3, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2837 7117, 2893 0077, 2893 0966

Fax:(853) 2831 4456

Nearby Libraries: S. Lourenço Library

Services

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Storey Zone
Old Building
Garden Open Reading Area
Reading
First Floor Self-study Room
Self-study / Exhibits
Storage Room
Baggage storage
Second Floor

Chinese Ancient Books Chamber

For research purpose only (closed to public)
Third Floor Multifunction Hall
Exhibition / Lecture / Conference
New Building
First Floor Podium Garden
  • Self-service water dispenser
  • Reading
Children’s Reading Room
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Circulation of children’s books
  • Family reading
  • Activities for children
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Library self check-in/out services
Second Floor Reception
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Self-photocopying service
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Access to bound back Chinese newspaper issues

Reading Room (Chinese books)

 

  • Access to Chinese books
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
ISBN Agency
  • ISBN application; ISSN and ISRC application on behalf
  • Repository of legal deposit copies
Third Floor

Reading Room (Macao information and foreign language books)

  • Access to newspapers, periodicals, books in foreign languages, Macao information and reference materials
  • New books display
  • Book scanning
  • Font magnification
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Book Scanning
  • Ebook machine
Outdoor Reading Area
  • Reading
Leisure Area
  •  Rest and chat; payphone and washrooms
  • Self-service water dispenser
Fourth Floor Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
  • Circulation of audiovisual materials
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
  • Library self check-in/out services
Foreign Language Books Area
  • Access to books
  • Circulation of children’s books
Facilities

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library ﹣ Facilities

Location

Seats

Facilities

Storey Zone
Old Building
Garden Open Reading Area 15
--
First Floor Self-study Room 32
--
Storage Room  
4 locker sets
Second Floor

Chinese Ancient Books Chamber

36
--
Third Floor Multifunction Hall 141
--
New Building
First Floor Podium Garden 46
1 water dispenser
Children’s Reading Room 57
1 Self Check Machine
1 computer (Webpac)
Second Floor Reception  
1 Self Check Machine
1 book sterilizer
2 photocopiers
Reading Room (Chinese books) 30
2 computers (Webpac)
ISBN Agency  
 
Third Floor

Reading Room (Macao information and foreign language books)

89

1 book scanner
1 desktop electronic magnifier
1 computer (Webpac)
1 HyRead ebook machine

Outdoor Reading Area 9
 
Leisure Area 12
1 drinking machine
Fourth Floor Audiovisual Materials Room 17
1 Self Check Machine
14 computers (internet)
3 blu-ray players
Foreign Language Books Area 16
 
Introduction

Initially owned by Carolina Antónia da Cunha, the building was constructed before 1894 (20th year of the Guangxu reign in the Qing Dynasty). It changed hands several times before it was subsequently purchased by Hong Kong magnate Sir Robert Ho Tung in 1918. After his death, his descendants executed Ho Tung’s will by not only donating Largo de Santo Agostinho, No. 3 – Ho Tung’s former dwelling – to the community but by bequeathing HK$25,000 for the government to purchase Chinese books to establish a public library collecting Chinese books.

On 1st August 1958, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library was officially opened to the public. With some 3,000 book volumes, the library was then the largest public library in Macao and the only library in Macao and Hong Kong with garden landscaping.

Having served the public for more than five decades, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government allocated tens of millions of patacas to build a new building in the backyard of Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, taking into account the preservation of the historic building and the functions of a modern library. The new structure became operational on 13th November 2006.

Currently, the total area of the old and new buildings is approximately 3,195 sq. m., plus a garden of some 1,583 sq. m., The facility has a seating capacity for some 500 people and a collection capacity of over 100,000 volumes. As the largest local library, it holds abundant information, while also being available for study, cultural activities and leisure purposes. The library has a building for rare collections, multifunction hall, indoor and outdoor reading area, children’s reading area, multimedia area, leisure area, study room, garden, stack room, administrative area, ISBN agency and various other functional areas, providing lending services for books and audio-visual audiovisual materials, sections for reading of periodicals, broadband internet access, music and film appreciation, exhibitions, lectures, ISBN application, ISSN and ISRC application on behalf, etc.

‘Chinese Ancient Books Chamber’ on the second floor of the old building contains about 5,000 volumes of rare Chinese books, including classical Chinese literature and history composed in the Jiajing reign of the Ming Dynasty. The most precious items are the 16 books from the Jiaye Book Library Tower previously collected by renowned modern bibliophile Liu Chenggan, including Manuscript of Siku Quanshu’s Synopsis by Weng Fanggang, manuscript of Records of An Accused by Cha Jizuo, Taiping Yulan (Ming manuscript) composed by Li Fang along with other authors, manuscript of Supplements to the History of the Comprehensive Mirror Topically Arranged written by Zhang Xingyao, Chronicle of Yongzhou by He Jingming, and manuscript of Major Events in the Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance edited and annotated by Li Zutao.

On the whole, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library’s collection is primarily comprised of ancient books, works of literature, history, philosophy, art and architecture as well as audiovisual materials. The library has collected 4,154 rare books, some 114,882 general books, 4,208 items of audiovisual materials, 58 newspaper titles from various places plus 524 titles of periodicals and bound back issues for 49 newspapers.

Nearby Attractions

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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Location:Rua de João Lecaros, Municipal Market Complex of St. Lourenço 3/F, Macao

Telephone:(853) 8294 7931

Fax:(853) 8294 7944

Nearby Libraries: Sir Robert Ho Tung Library

Services

S. Lourenço Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone
Next to the Library Main Entrance
  • Self check-in service
Reception
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Access to back newspaper issues
Activity Room
  • Convertible into a multi-functional activity room
Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Provision of drinking water
  • Baggage storage
Reading Area
  • New books display
  • Access to books
  • Font magnification
  • Photocopying service
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book sterilisation service
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
Reference Books Area
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
Multimedia Room
  • Internet
  • Film viewing
Children’s Room
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Family reading
  • Activities for children
Rare Book Area
  • Access to rare books (onsite access only)
Introduction

Established for the renovation project of Municipal Market Complex of S. Lourenço, S. Lourenço Library became operational in December 2009.

Located on the 3rd floor of the market, the library spans 1,245 sq. m. and is comprised of a reading area, a multimedia room, a children’s reading room, a newspaper and periodical reading area for reading and leisure. The library houses 16,411 volumes, 388 pieces of audiovisual materials, 52 global newspapers titles and 132 magazine titles. It provides seating for 164 and its activity room can accommodate 40 individuals.

Western District

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 24:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 24:00 (Closed on 1st to 3rd day of Chinese New Year, and at 14:00 on Chinese New Year Eve)

Library Notices:

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Location:Rua da Ribeira do Patane, N.os 69-81, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2825 9220, 2825 9221

Fax:(853) 2825 0161

Nearby Libraries: Red Market Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden

Services

Patane Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Storey Zone 08:30 - 20:00 08:00 - 08:30,
20:00 - 24:00
&
public holidays
First Floor Reception
  • Readers' advisory service
  • Library card application service
  • Circulation service of library materials
  • New books display
  • Access to back-issue newspapers and periodicals
Closed
Children's Area
  • Access to children's books
  • Access to children's periodicals
  • Family reading
  • Activities for children
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
Closed
Storage Area
  • Baggage storage
  • Baggage storage
Periodicals Area
  • Access to newspaper and periodicals
  • Font magnification
  • Access to newspaper and periodicals
  • Font magnification
Self-Service Area
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Photocopying service
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
  • Self-service water dispenser
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Self-service photocopying
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
  • Self-service water dispenser
Mezzanine Floor Self-Study Room
  • Group discussion and self-study
Closed
Multimedia Area
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
Closed
Self-Study Area
  • Reading and self-studying
  • Ebook Machine
  • Book scanner
  • Reading and self-studying
  • Ebook Machine
  • Book scanner
Breastfeeding Room
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding
Second Floor Reading Area
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
Audiovisual Resources
  • Circulation service of audiovisual materials
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
Closed
Book Area
  • New books display
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
  • New books display
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
Exhibition Area
  • Exhibition
  • Exhibition
側門出口
  • 24-hour self check-in service
  • 24-hour self check-in service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Patane Library ﹣ Facilities

Location Seat
Capacity
Facilities
Storey Zone
First Floor Reception   --
Children's Area 30 1 Computer (Webpac)
Storage Area   1 Lockers Set
Periodicals Area 40 1 Desktop electronic magnifier
Self-Service Area   1 Self Check Machine
1 Book Sterilizer
1 Photocopier
1 Computer (Webpac)
1 Water dispenser
Mezzanine Floor Self-Study Room 10 --
Multimedia Area 8 8 Computers (Internet)
Self-Study Area 18 1 Hyread ebook machine
1 Book Scanner
Breastfeeding Room 3 --
Second Floor Reading Area 32 --
Audiovisual Resources 24 2 Blu-Ray Players
1 Computer (Webpac)
Book Area   1 Self Check Machine
1 Computer (Webpac)
Exhibition Area   --
側門出口   1 24-Hour self service book drop
Introduction

The Patane Library, opened on 9th December 2016, is comprised of a group of seven old buildings with a history of over 80 years. Built in the 1930s, the buildings of the Patane Library are typical arcade buildings along the coast of the Inner Harbour. Arcade buildings feature an architectural form combining the architectural features of both Europe and Southeast Asia, and only a few arcade buildings are left in Macao at present. The Cultural Affairs Bureau has renovated the buildings and transformed them into the Patane Library. It aims not only to provide more reading space to local residents, but also to preserve and safeguard the buildings with special value and significance in the urban development, thus allowing the next generations to know more about precious historic buildings in Macao. Aside from enhancing the environment of the Inner Harbour, the renovation project has transformed the buildings into a place for the transmission of culture and knowledge.

The three-storey Patane Library covers an area of around 1,130 square metres, and provides approximate 162 seats for readers. In addition to the reading service of newspapers and magazines, the library also provides other basic services such as access to the general collection and children’s collection. The library, dedicated to film and music, features a multimedia zone for holding regular film screenings, concerts and other activities. The library holds about 15,327 volumes, 4,740 audiovisual materials, 77 types of newspapers and 636 types of magazines, in order to satisfy the reading demands of readers in the Patane and nearby districts, hoping to create an environment with a reading atmosphere for residents.

Opening Hours:Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 02:00

Activities: [+More]

Location:Av. Ouvidor Arriaga No. 147, R/C, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2821 7348

Fax:(853) 2821 7099

Nearby Libraries: Patane Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden

Services

Red Market Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone 08:30 - 20:00

07:00 - 08:30,
20:00 - 02:00
&
public holidays

Reception
  • Readers' advisory service
  • Library card application service
  • Circulation service of library materials
  • Access to back-issue newspapers and periodicals
  • Baggage storage
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Photocopying service
  • Baggage storage
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Self-service photocopying
Book Area
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Access to children's books
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
  • Font magnification
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Access to children's books
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
  • Font magnification
Reading Area
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspaper and periodicals
  • Self-service water dispenser
  • Access to newspaper and periodicals
  • Self-service water dispenser
Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
Closed
24-Hour Book Drop
(Alongside the Main Entrance)
  • 24-hour self check-in service
  • 24-hour self check-in service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Red Market Library ﹣ Facilities

Location Seat
Capacity
Facilities
Zone
Reception  
  • 1 Lockers Set
  • 1 Self Check Machine
  • 1 Book Sterilizer
  • 1 Photocopier
Book Area 16
  • 1 Computer (Webpac)
  • 1 Desktop electronic magnifier
Reading Area 16 --
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 27
  • 1 Water dispenser
Audiovisual Materials Room 6
  • 6 Computers (Internet)
24-Hour Book Drop
(Alongside the Main Entrance)
 
  • 1 24-Hour self service book drop
Introduction

Red Market Library, formerly a Post Office branch, opened on 24th July 2012. The interior design of the library preserves the elements of the Post Office, showcasing the old mailbox loaned by the Communications Museum. By retaining its architectural features, the Cultural Affairs Bureau displays the historic and cultural value of the site.

The library occupies an area of some 260 sq. m., with seating for 65 as well as 6 computers with internet access. It mainly stocks home economics books to cater for the needs of residents in the neighbourhood. It has a collection of approximately 6,357 books, and carries 48 global newspapers and 170 types of magazines. The library provides services to the public such as library card application, book lending, reading of newspapers and periodicals, photocopying of documents, free broadband internet access and searching of electronic databases.

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Activities: [+More]

Location:Luís de Camões Garden, Luís de Camões Square, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2895 3079

Fax:(853) 2895 3305

Nearby Libraries: Patane Library Red Market Library

Services

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Storey Zone
First Floor Reception
  • Readers' advisory service
  • Library card application service
  • Circulation service of library materials
  • Access to back-issue newspapers
  • Baggage storage
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Photocopying service
  • Self-service water dispenser
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspaper and periodicals
Reading Area
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
  • Font magnification
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
Reference Books Area
  • Reference books (Onsite access only)
Book Area
  • New books display
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
Second Floor Reading Area
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages
Children's Area
  • Access to children's books
  • Access to children's periodicals
  • Family reading
  • Activities for children
Facilities

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden ﹣ Facilities

Location Seat
Capacity
Facilities
Storey Zone
First Floor Reception   1 Lockers Set
1 Self Check Machinebr
1 Book Sterilizer
1 Photocopier
1 Water dispenser
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 57 --
Reading Area 13 1 Desktop electronic magnifier
1 Computer (Webpac)
Reference Books Area   --
Book Area   --
Second Floor Reading Area 36 --
Children's Area 51 --
Introduction

This library is located in Luis de Camões Garden and was built with the donation from Mr. Wong Ieng Kuan, an overseas Chinese from Peru. It was opened in 1999.

This library, spanning 675 sq. m., has two storeys – the upper floor is the reading zone and leisure area for children, while the ground floor is the reading zone (including book reading zone and periodicals reading zone). This library has a collection of around 18,271 volumes, 51 newspaper titles from various places as well as 168 titles of periodicals and provides seating for 157.

North District

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Activities: [+More]

Location:Av. Concórdia, No. 281, Edf. May Fair Garden II Fase, 4o andar, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2822 5783, 2838 1767

Fax:(853) 2822 5474

Nearby Libraries: Mong Há Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Municipal Park Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park Wong Ieng Kuan Children's Library in Areia Preta Urban Park

Services

Ilha Verde Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone
Reception
  • Baggage storage
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Access to the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region
  • Access to back-issue newspapers
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-photocopying service
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Self-service water dispenser
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Font magnification
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
Reading Area
  • Reading
Book Area
  • Access to books in Chinese and foreign languages
  • New books display
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
Self-study Area
  • Access to Macao collections
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
  • Reading and self-studying
  • Breast-feeding room
Children’s Reading Area
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Family reading
  • Activities for children
Multimedia Area
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
Facilities

Ilha Verde Library ﹣ Facilities

Location

Seats

Facilities
Zone
Reception  
1 Photocopier
1 Self Check Machine
1 Book Sterilizer
1 Water dispenser
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 21
1 Desktop electronic magnifier
1 Blu-Ray Player
Reading Area 19
1 Computer (Webpac)
Book Area 12  
Self-study Area 7
 
Children’s Reading Area 18
1 Computer (Webpac)
Multimedia Area 8
8 Computers (Internet)
Introduction

Located on the fourth floor of Edf. May Fair Garden, Ilha Verde Library opened in 1995. The first library equipped with a book anti-theft system in Macao, it soon became the culture, education, information and leisure centre of the neighbourhood.

The library occupies a total area of 482 sq. m. It is divided into various zones including reading area, newspapers and periodicals reading area, multimedia area, children’s area and other zones. The library mainly collects audiovisual materials, children, medical and healthcare books. The library provides services such as library card application, books and audiovisual materials lending, photocopying of documents, access to the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region, newspapers and periodicals, broadband internet and accessing electronic databases, and so on.  It has a collection of approximately 30,151 volumes, 1,884 items of audiovisual materials, 51 global newspapers and 353 types of magazines along with seating for 85.

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Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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Location:Av. Venceslau de Morais, Nos. 178-182, Edf. de Mong Sin da Nova Habitação Social de Mong Há, 3o andar B3, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2831 7288

Fax:(853) 2848 1963

Nearby Libraries: Ilha Verde Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Municipal Park Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park Wong Ieng Kuan Children's Library in Areia Preta Urban Park

Services

Mong Há Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone
Reception
  • Baggage storage
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Access to the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region
  • Access to back-issue newspapers and periodicals
  • Self-service photocopying service
  • Self-service water dispenser
Children's Reading Area
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Family reading
Periodicals Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Font magnification
Reading Area
  • Online retrieval (Webpac)
  • Access to books in chinese and foreign languages, reference books and Macao collections
Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
Facilities

Mong Há Library ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Zone
Reception  
1 photocopier
1 water dispenser
Children's Reading Area 28
 
Periodicals Area 25
1 self check machine
1 book sterilizer
1 book scanner
Reading Area 30
1 computer (Webpac)
Audiovisual Materials Room 8
7 computers (Internet)
Introduction

Mong Há Library was originally a 3-storey building opened in 1988 inside Bairro Social de Mong-Há. To integrate with the Mong Há social housing redevelopment plan, the library was closed down briefly in April 2011 before it was relocated to the third storey of Habitação Social de Mong Há – Edifício Mong Sin, and re-opened in December the same year. The new library occupies an area of 360 sq. m, being divided into four areas (such as reading area, children’s corner, newspaper area and audiovisual materials room) with a total seating capacity for 91 users. There are seven computers with broadband internet access and multimedia audio-visual services plus one desktop electronic magnifier.

In coping with the development of Mong Há community and the readers’ needs, the library primarily collects books for children, books on parenting and relationships and senior healthcare. Primary and secondary level students as well as parents and the elderly can conveniently get access to these materials. Its collection includes 31,029 volumes, 43 newspaper titles from different areas as well as 170 magazine titles.

The library provides services such as library card application, book lending, photocopying, newspapers and magazines, broadband internet access and access to electronic databases, etc.

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Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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Location:Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Municipal Park on Avenida do Comendador Ho Yin

Telephone:(853) 2855 9020

Fax:(853) 2855 9021

Nearby Libraries: Ilha Verde Library Mong Há Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park Wong Ieng Kuan Children's Library in Areia Preta Urban Park

Services

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Municipal Park ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone
Periphery of Library
  • Library self check-in service
Reception
  • Baggage storage
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Access to back newspaper and periodical issues
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Drinking machine
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • New books display
  • Self-photocopying service
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Font magnification
Reading Area
  • Access to books
Reference Books Area
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
Children’s Reading Area
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Family reading
Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
Facilities

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Municipal Park ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Zone
Periphery of Library  
1 book drop
Reception 8

1 drinking machine
1 computer (Webpac)
1 self check machine
1 photocopier

Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 19
1 desktop electronic magnifier
Reading Area 20
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Reference Books Area  
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Children’s Reading Area 13
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Audiovisual Materials Room 8
7 computers (internet)
1 blu-ray player
Introduction

This library is situated in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Municipal Park (a.k.a. Canal Dos Patos Park). It was opened in 1996 and was initiated with funding by Mr. Wong Ieng Kuan.

On 24th January 2014 the library was moved to a premise nearby. It was converted from a restaurant in the park in the hope of providing a more comfortable reading environment for the public.

The new library occupies 459 sq. m. and provides seating for 68. Apart from the book reading service, this library offers an audiovisual room, children’s reading zone as well as newspapers and periodicals reading area. It contains 11,877 volumes, 761 audiovisual materials, 50 global newspapers and 151 titles of magazines.

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 24:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 24:00 (Closed on 1st to 3rd day of Chinese New Year, and at 14:00 on Chinese New Year Eve)

Activities: [+More]

Location:Areia Preta Urban Park (South) on Avenida 1º de Maio

Telephone:(853) 2845 1830

Fax:(853) 2845 0353

Nearby Libraries: Ilha Verde Library Mong Há Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Municipal Park Wong Ieng Kuan Children's Library in Areia Preta Urban Park

Services

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park ﹣ Services

Location

Service / Function / Use

Zone

8:30 - 20:00

8:00 - 8:30,

20:00 - 24:00

&

public holidays

Periphery of Library
  • Self check-in service
  • Self check-in service
Reception
  • Baggage storage
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Access to back newspaper issues
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-photocopying service
  • Self-service water dispenser
  • Baggage storage
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-photocopying service
  • Self-service water dispenser
Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Font magnification
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
        Closed
Reference Books Area
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
  • Reference books (onsite access only)
Reading Area
  • Access to Chinese books
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Font magnification
  • Access to Chinese books
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Font magnification
Facilities

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park ﹣ Facilities

Location

Seats

Facilities
Zone
Periphery of Library  
1 book drop
Reception  
1 self check machine
1 photocopier
1 water dispenser
Audiovisual Materials Room 17
7 computers (Internet)
1 desktop electronic magnifier
1 blu-ray player
Reference Books Area    
Reading Area 44

1 computer (Webpac)
1 desktop electronic magnifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

Opened in 2004, this library occupies an area of 220 sq. m., is located in Areia Preta Urban Park and was built through the generous donation of Mr. Wong Ieng Kuan. Apart from a book reading area, this library also houses a multimedia room and a newspapers and periodicals reading area for public use.

It has a collection of 6,570 volumes, 374 audiovisual items, 51 newspaper titles and 134 periodical titles. There is a seating capacity for 60. (The children’s reading area was moved to Wong Ieng Kuan Children’s Library in Areia Preta Urban Park on 2nd July 2011).

 

 

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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Location:Areia Preta Urban Park (North) on Avenida 1º de Maio

Telephone:(853) 2843 7077

Fax:(853) 2845 0353

Nearby Libraries: Ilha Verde Library Mong Há Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Municipal Park Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park

Services

Wong Ieng Kuan Children's Library in Areia Preta Urban Park ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone
Periphery of Library
  • 24 hours self check-in service
Reception
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Self-service water dispenser
Reading Area
  • Baggage storage
  • Access to children’s books in Chinese and foreign languages
  • Activities
  • Circulation of audiovisual materials
Reference Books Area
  • Reference books (onsite access only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Wong Ieng Kuan Children's Library in Areia Preta Urban Park ﹣ Facilities

 
 
Location Seats Facilities
Zone
Periphery of Library  
1 book drop
Reception  
1 self check machine
1 book sterilizer
1 computer (Webpac)
1 water dispenser
Reading Area 65
1 locker set
1 projector
1 hi-fi set
Reference Books Area  
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Introduction

The first children’s library in Macao, Wong Ieng Kuan Children’s Library in Areia Preta Urban Park is located at the north of the Areia Preta Urban Park, just opposite to the Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park. Prior to renovation, the children’s library was formerly the Northern District Public Services Centre. The library was unveiled to the public on 2nd July 2011, themed around the children’s book Alice in Wonderland before it was repackaged with the animation theme Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf on 1st December 2012.

With an area of 210 sq. m., the structure features a circular children’s play area, where children can play and activities can be held. It contains approximately 7,222 volumes, 857 audiovisual materials as well as 49 types of periodicals, with a seating capacity of 65.

 

 

 

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 24:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 24:00 (Closed on 1st to 3rd day of Chinese New Year, and at 14:00 on Chinese New Year Eve)

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Location:Rua de Seng Tou, Parque Central da Taipa, 1a Cave, Taipa

Telephone:(853) 2884 3105, 2884 3172

Fax:(853) 2884 3607

Nearby Libraries: Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa Coloane Library

Services

Taipa Library ﹣ Services

Location

Service / Function / Use

Zone

8:30 - 20:00

8:00 - 8:30,

20:00 - 24:00

&

public holidays

Reception
  • Baggage storage
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Access to back newspaper and periodical issues
  • Access to the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region
  • Photocopying service
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Self-service water dispenser
  • Baggage storage
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Self-photocopying service
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Self-service water dispenser
Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
  • Circulation of audiovisual materials
  • Watching audiovisual materials onsite
  • Self-studying
  • Convertible into a multi-function room

       Closed

Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
Reading Area
  • Access to books in Chinese and foreign languages, Macao information and reference materials
  • Reader Enquiry
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Access to back newspaper and periodical issues
  • New books display
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Font magnification
  • Book scanning
  • Exhibits
  • Access to books in Chinese and foreign languages, Macao information and reference materials
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • New books display
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Font magnification
  • Book scanning
  • Exhibits
Children’s Reading Area
  • Theatre for children
  • Breast-feeding room
  • Small Tree Cottage
  • Strollers parking
  • Access to periodicals and children’s books
  • Family reading
  • Internet

       Closed

24-Hour Book Drop

(Periphery of Garden)

  • 24 hours self check-in service
  • 24 hours self check-in service

 

Facilities

Taipa Library ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Zone
Reception  
1 photocopier
1 printer
3 self check machines
1 book sterilizer
1 water dispenser
Audiovisual Materials Room 36
14 computers (Internet)
3 blu-ray players
Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Area 48
2 computers (Webpac)
Reading Area 179
2 computers (Webpac)
1 desktop electronic magnifier
1 book scanner
Children’s Reading Area 134
8 computers (Internet)

24-Hour Book Drop

(Periphery of Garden)

 
1 24-Hour Book Drop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

Taipa Library is located on the basement floor of Taipa Central Park. It was officially put into public service on 1st September 2015 following its trial operation from 15th April the same year. Occupying a total area of 2,200 sq. m., it provides the largest space for public use among all public libraries. A large amount of translucent glass is used on doors and windows to separate the areas, allowing natural light into the library.

The library has four major zones, including a general reading area, a ‘children library’, newspapers and periodicals reading area and a multimedia room. It also houses a theatre for children, outdoor garden, multi-function room, nursing room, and a book drop device installed on the garden level. The library offers approximately 413 seats for reading, with a collection of some 81,103 volumes (including 28,081 children’s books) and 8,448 audiovisual  materials. With the capacity for a maximum collection of up to 150,000 volumes, Taipa Library carries 85 newspaper titles and 623 titles of periodicals from various places.

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours:Monday 14:00 - 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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Location:2/F, Hei Loi Tang Plaza, Rua do Regedor Taipa

Telephone:(853) 8893 1223

Fax:(853) 2882 7602

Nearby Libraries: Taipa Library Coloane Library

Services

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Zone
Self-Study Room
  • Self-studying
  • Convertible into a multi-functional activity room
  • Font magnification
  • Self-service water dispenser
Reading Area
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Access to back newspaper and periodical issues
  • Self-help book decontamination service
  • Library self check-in/out services
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Mobile phone charging station
  • Photocopying service
Audiovisual Materials Room
  • Internet
Children’s Reading Room
  • Children’s books
  • Family reading
Facilities

Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Zone
Self-Study Room 24
1 water dispenser
1 desktop electronic magnifier
Reading Area 45
1 book sterilizer
1 self check machine
1 photocopier
Audiovisual Materials Room 6
6 computers
Children’s Reading Room 40
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Introduction

This library is located on the second floor of Hei Loi Tang Plaza in Rua do Regedor in Taipa, and was officially opened in January, 2005.

It was built with a donation from Wong Ieng Kuan Foundation. With a total area of 660sq. m., the library accommodates the audio visual materials room, the newspapers and magazines reading room, a children’s room and self study room, the library regularly hosts different reading promotion activities and contains 4,464 volumes, 50 newspapers titles from all around the world and 129 titles of periodicals, and provides 115 seats.

Opening Hours:Monday to Sunday 13:00 - 19:00

Location:Av. Cinco de Outubro, Coloane

Telephone:(853) 2888 2254

Fax:(853) 2888 2254

Nearby Libraries: Taipa Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa

Services

Coloane Library ﹣ Services

Reception
&
Reading Area
  • Reader enquiry
  • Library card application
  • Circulation  of library materials
  • Access to periodicals
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases
  • Photocopying service
Facilities

Coloane Library ﹣ Facilities

eception
&
Reading Area
22
1 computer (Webpac & Internet)
1 photocopier
Introduction

An antique, elegant building built in 1911 in Portuguese style, Coloane Library stood on Rua 5 de Outubro, Coloane. The library was formerly the Coloane Public Elementary School, one of three elementary schools on the outlying islands. Later, the function of the building was changed several times until it was re-modelled as a library in 1983.

The library occupies 170 sq. m. and provides 22 seats. It contains some 6,037 volumes, mostly children’s books and popular novels, as well as 41 newspaper titles from different areas and 49 types of magazines.

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Opening Hours:Monday、Tuesday and Friday 12:00 - 19:00 Wednesday 12:30 - 18:30

Activities: [+More]

Telephone:(853) 2822 5783

Fax:(853) 2822 5474

Services

Mobile Library ﹣ Services

Reception
  • Enquiry and library card application
  • Circulation of books and attachments
Bookshelf
Introduction

Mobile Library began its services for Macao residents in October 1986, with the first mobile library regularly parking in the square off Camoes Garden, which was well-received by residents. The second mobile library was put into service in November 1988. These two mobile libraries, which took turns in parking in densely populated streets, were popular among readers. From the beginning of August 1990, the stack room of mobile libraries and the vehicles were moved to their current location in Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde.

Along with the retirement of two mobile libraries, the new mobile library was put into service in November 2005. The new library is a converted lorry, equipped with facilities such as air-conditioners, broadcasting system, independent electrical generator, street power connection devices and CCTV. The library accommodates 31 layers of bookshelves with 2,800 volumes, most of which are popular readings, gardening, home economics, medical books as well as novels.

To provide convenient services to residents, the library has adjusted its parking locations and opening time (updated opening hours: 12:00-19:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and 12:30-18:30 on Wednesdays). It is now parked at three locations alternately: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa and Avenida de Vale das Borboletas (Coloane).

Opening Hours:Monday to Saturday 13:00 - 19:00

Activities: [+More]

Location:Av. Almeida Ribeiro, N.o 163, Edf. do IACM, Macau

Telephone:(853) 2857 2233

Fax:(853) 2831 2772

Services

I.A.C.M. Building Library ﹣ Services

Location Service / Function / Use
Storey Zone
First Floor Reception
&
Reading Area
  • Access to newspapers and periodicals
  • Access to reference materials
  • Internet
  • Access to electronic databases, such as Wisers Information Portal and Electronic Resources of Macao Public Library, etc.
  • Online Retrieval (Webpac)
  • Access to microfilms
  • Photocopying service
Attic Rare Books Area
  • Storage of rare books
Facilities

I.A.C.M. Building Library ﹣ Facilities

Location Seats Facilities
Storey Zone
First Floor Reception & Reading Area 8
2 computers (Webpac and Internet)
1 microfilm machine
1 photocopier
Attic Rare Books Area  
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Introduction

IACM Building Library is located on Av. Almeida Ribeiro (San Ma Lo) inside the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau Building (IACM Building). The library is based on the design of Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra in Portugal, and a strong classical style is evident in the decoration and furnishings. Noticias de Macau had reprinted an article originally published in the South China Morning Post in 1949 and published its own commentary on in 1951, praising the design of the library as one of the most luxurious libraries in the Orient at the time.

The library opened in 1929, the predecessor to the Macao Central Library, and is one of the libraries with the longest service history in Macao plus the most valuable collection. Currently, the library specialises in collecting foreign rare books from the 17th to mid-20th Century, in particular the historical documents of Portugal in Africa and the Far East, many of which are rare treasures.

In addition, the library keeps Portuguese newspapers published in the late 19th and early 20th Century, including the Portuguese newspaper A Abelha da China first published in 1822, which was the first journal published by foreigners in the territory of China, and was also the first newspaper in Macao. All rare books placed in the library require special preservation, and may only be viewed inside the library.

The IACM Building Library occupies a total area of 454.9 sq. m., with seating for eight, providing for access to newspapers, periodicals and microfilms, foreign rare books, foreign language back-issue newspapers and periodicals, broadband internet, and so on. Its collection primarily features ancient books in foreign languages and historical Portuguese documents from Africa and the Far East; the library currently houses a collection of approximately 20,000 volumes, 38 current newspaper titles and 121 titles of bound back-issue newspapers plus periodicals.

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