Services provided

Reading Spaces

All FCUL Libraries have reading spaces, for use during its opening hours until 10 minutes before closing time, and for all internal, and external users provided the latter carry a visitor card, in accordance with the current Rules.


Borrowing Books

All FCUL Libraries have documents available for home loan, but only for internal users, in accordance with Library Rules.

Only users registered in the FCUL Libraries Management System may take out books.

The number of copies and loan period depend both on the library the books are from and on the internal user category (see table).

Users may only take out new books once they have returned overdue books. 

Maximum Number of Copies and Loan Period

The maximum number of copies and the loan period depend on the Library the document is from and the user category, as per the following table: 

Maximum Number of Copies and Loan Period
  Type of Document Number of Documents Loan Period  (days)
Number of Renewals Number of Reservations
Teacher/Researcher Book/Mapping Material Unlimited 365 Unlimited Unlimited
PhD Student Book 15 30 Unlimited Unlimited
Mapping Material 10 30 Unlimited Unlimited
Masters Student  Book/Mapping Material 10 30 Unlimited Unlimited
Bachelor Student Book/Mapping Material 6 7 1 Unlimited
Non teaching Staff
Book 10 30 Unlimited Unlimited
Mapping Material 6 7 Unlimited Unlimited


Interlibrary Loan 

Grants users from a given Library access to documents from other Libraries (both in Portugal and abroad) - i.e. access to documents, photocopies, print-outs or scanned files in accordance to the established rules.


Referencing and Research Support Service 

Provides users with information on how our Libraries are organised and operate, where documents are, and offers support on using equipment.

You can also use this service if you need help to carry out a more autonomous search on B-on, the ULisboa catalogue or another electronic resource. 

Users may ask library staff directly for the Referencing Service, or request it via e-mail.


Print, Scan and Copy Service

All internal users (through the FCUL card) have access to the Print, Scan and Copy Service at the following FCUL Libraries:

  • Building C4, Level 2;
  • Geology departmental extension, Building C6, Level 4;
  • Mathematics departmental extension, Building C6, Level 2;
  • Biology departmental extension, Building C2, Level 2.


Reserving Study Rooms / Students' Space (Building C4)

These rooms may be reserved at the Library reception desk (Level 2).