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Last update: 22/01/2021

Following Deliberation RT-08/2021, which determines the maintenance of academic libraries in operation, we inform that the opening hours and operating conditions of the libraries will be maintained, except for the opening of the General Library on Saturdays, which will be immediately suspended, and for the Nuno Portas Library, which will be closed (the possibility of requesting its publications is maintained).

We also inform you that, as long as the current exceptional functioning of activities at UMinho continues, the period for loaning publications without reservation requests will be extended.


General Library in Gualtar (BGUM)
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 1 pm, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (reception until 8:00 pm*)
Library, Azurém Campus (BPG)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (reception until 8:00 pm*)
Law Library (BD)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (reception until 8:00 pm*)
Library Prof. Joaquim Pinto Machado (BPM)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Library Nuno Portas (BNP)
This library will be closed (the possibility of requesting publications is maintained)
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 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 
    Tel.: 253 604 156 (BGUM, Gualtar)
    Tel.: 253 510 118 (BPG, Azurém)
    Tel.: 253 601 836 (BD, Gualtar)
    Tel.: 253 604 897 (BPM, Gualtar)


Access to the reading and study rooms in the BGUM and BPG (from May 18), BD (from June 1) and BPM (from June 8) will also be possible by prior reservation in the online booking system. The number of seats in these libraries has been reduced to 20% of their capacity and limited to 1 person per table, always 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.

Closure of UMinho Libraries

Following the new Rectoral Order RT-25/2020 all the libraries of the University of Minho are closed for an indefinite period, including the group study rooms 24x7.

The next events and training activities were canceled in Gualtar and Azurém.

Regarding the loan service, information requests or clarifications related to the Libraries, see paragraphs a) and c) of the previous communication.

Closure of UMinho Libraries on the Gualtar campus

Following the Rectoral Order RT-23/2020 and RT-24/2020, the libraries of the University of Minho on the Gualtar campus managed by the Documentation Services (General Library, Law Library and Prof. Joaquim Pinto Machado Library), are closed for an indefinite period.

Without prejudice to any other measures that may be decided in the coming days and in order to reduce the negative impact of this situation, the following measures will be taken:

a) The loan period of the publications will be extended until the resumption of the operation of the libraries, and all necessary measures will be taken to ensure that no user will get penalized by the closure situation;

b) The UMinho libraries located in Guimarães (Library of the University of Minho on the Campus of Azurém, Library Nuno Portas and Library on the campus of Couros) will keep their normal services;

c) To obtain any information or clarification regarding the UMinho Libraries, users should use the email address bibliotecas@sdum.uminho.pt

We appreciate everyone's understanding of the constraints resulting from the present situation, which we will try to minimize, in line with the guidelines of the University of Minho.

Official websites of the University of Minho with information and guidance about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

UMinho websites about COVID-19
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