Quinta de S. Miguel, Estrada Nacional 377, Casquilho, 2805-061 Almada
+351 21 269 68 18


opening hours
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.

As of September 2009, the School Library occupies new installations in Almada, at the Quinta de S. Miguel, where Ar.Co has its southern facilities.

The Library can be attended by students, teachers and the general public, and holds around 40.000 publications on art related areas: History of Art, Decorative Arts, Techniques, Monographs, Theory/Aesthetics, Collections, Exhibitions, Heritage, Jewellery, Design, Cinema/Video, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Illustration/Comics, Theatre/Dance, Architecture/Urbanism, Philosophy, Music and Literature/Poetry. An extensive archive of press clippings and other materials concerning national artistic production and an archive of still and moving images (continuously updated) are also available.

The Library keeps a service of exchanges with artists, galleries, and national and international institutions (Centro Português de Fotografia, Centro de Artes Visuais - Coimbra, Fundação de Serralves, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Sistema Solar/ Documenta, Culturgest, Fundação Cupertino de Miranda, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea - Santiago de Compostela, Museo de Bellas Artes - Valencia, etc.).

TThe external reader Library card (valid for 6 months, renewable) allows users to benefit from all the services of the Library, except home consultation.