“González Martí” National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts Library.
C/ Poeta Querol, nº 2
46002 – Valencia
Public opening hours
Mornings: from Monday to Thursday between 10:00 and 14:00
Afternoons: from Monday to Thursday by appointment only
The National Ceramics Museum Library specialises in pottery and decorative arts, with wide-ranging collections in a number of other fields, including art history, literature, history and museology.
The Library’s mission is to provide information and documentation not only to staff at the centre, but also to researchers, academics and the general public.
It holds over 25,000 monograph volumes and 1,100 periodical publication titles. It includes an antiquarian book collection from the 16th to 19th centuries.
There is also an automated catalogue, which you can use for on-site as well as online reference.
The Library forms part of the Museum Libraries Network (BIMUS). The joint catalogue for libraries of state museums is available online.
Bibliographical information: The Library provides a service to the public both in person and by email, regular post or over the phone. It provides information on how the library is organised, on its own resources and on resources at other libraries and documentation centres. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Room: There are 12 seats in the reading room, which makes the pottery collection freely available to its users. There is a terminal for accessing the Library’s automated catalogue, in addition to the catalogue for all BIMUS network libraries.
Document reproduction: It is possible to obtain reproductions of books, pamphlets and periodical publications. Copies are subject to the prevailing legislation regarding intellectual property.
Requests for reproductions are made by completing the appropriate form for obtaining photocopies, PDF files or photographs taken by the user, subject to having first made a request to Library staff.
The library reserves the right to decide upon the most suitable reproduction medium in accordance with the state of upkeep of the document, and assumes no liability for use of photocopies.
Inter-library loans: The Library uses inter-library loans in order to be able to provide its users with access to other centres’ publications that are not held by the Library itself. The Library may at the same time lend its collection to other libraries. This excludes the lending of works of reference, periodical publications, and old or rare books, or those whose state of upkeep may be affected by being handled.