Last update: 04/06/2020
Gradual and conditioned reopening of the UMinho Libraries:
- General Library of the UMinho, Gualtar (BGUM)
- Library of UMinho on Azurém Campus (BPG)
- Library of Law of the UMinho, Gualtar (BD)
- Library Prof. Joaquim Pinto Machado (BPM)* - from the 8th of June
The other UMinho libraries remain closed for an indefinite period.
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:
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
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:
(Monday to Friday)
BGUM, BPG, BD: from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
BPM: from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
access to libraries can only be made by appointment, requiring the use of a mask and hand hygiene at the entrance.
* In the case of BPM, access to the library will be guaranteed exclusively by Floor 2, and the stairs of the Academic Wing must be used (so that there is no crossing with the COVID19 test circuit).
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 email@example.com
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.