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Last update: 29/01/2021

Considering the restart of classes in person from April 19, we inform you of the reopening of the Law Library (BD), of the Prof. Library. Joaquim Pinto Machado (BPM) and the Nuno Portas Library (BNP), starting next Monday, at the times indicated below.

We also inform you that, from that same date, the automatic extension of the loan term will no longer be made, as it had been since the end of January. The renewal of loans will now have to be requested by the user, as usual, until the last day of the deadline established for delivery, in accordance with Article 11 of the UMinho Libraries Regulation.


General Library in Gualtar (BGUM)
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 13h00, 14h30 to 18h30 pm (reception until 20h00*)
Library, Azurém Campus (BPG)
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 13h00, 14h30 to 18h30 pm (reception until 20h00*)
Law Library (BD)
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 13h00, 15h00 to 19h00 pm (reception until 20h00*)
Library Prof. Joaquim Pinto Machado (BPM)
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 12h30, 14h00 to 17h30
Library Nuno Portas (BNP)
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 13h00.
Couros Campus Library (BCC)
This library will remain closed (publications available at BPG)**
* Reception desk until 8:00 pm only to collect scheduled loans or return publications.

**The library publications (eligible for a loan), will continue to be accessible by prior scheduling of the loan, with checkout at one of the UMinho Libraries.


The loan of publications must be previously scheduled by email or telephone. When you contact us, please propose an appointment time on the same day or in the next business day, subject to confirmation by the library. For the return of publications, only, it is not necessary to make an appointment.

    Contacts for scheduling an appointment:

    Email: bibliotecas@sdum.uminho.pt 
    Telephone: check the page of the library you want to contact in this link.

The distance loan service is still available to all users who cannot visit the UMinho Libraries.


Access to any study space requires prior reservation in the online booking system. The number of seats at the UMinho libraries has been reduced to 20% of its capacity, ensuring safe distances between users and the cleaning of tables after each occupation.

    Online booking at: https://reservas.sdum.uminho.pt


Hand hygiene at the entrance and permanent use of a mask is mandatory in all library spaces.


Official websites of the University of Minho with information and guidance about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
PT: https://www.uminho.pt/PT/viver/COVID-19  
EN: https://www.uminho.pt/EN/student-life/COVID-19  

UMinho websites about COVID-19
Portuguese | English


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