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The library provides different types of services and facilities to its users. Our reference staff is available to support you with general and specialized service, according to your study and research needs. We also support learning and research activities by providing training sessions to the community. Hereby you will find some highlights on services and facilities provided.

Asking for support


The library's Reference Service helps users in locating, exploring and using the information resources available in several supports. You may ask for support in person or remotely.

For face-to-face support ask:

  • at the main circulation desk (ground floor), or to the librarians circulating on the library floors. You may use the phones available at the circulation desks from the 1st to the 4th floor. General support will be provided.
  • at the user support rooms, either on the ground floor (room C006) or on the 6th floor (room C601), for more specialized support that requires more time. Specialized support will be provided.

For remote support:

  • send us an e-mail to
  • contact us by skype (user name: infoliteracia)

Interlibrary loan

If you're in need of a document that does not exist at FEUP's Library you may use this service to obtain it by acquiring or asking to other libraries through inter library loan.

See here how to proceed.

Study rooms


In the 6th flloor, there are 16 study rooms that can be used by any member of the community. You must however request this service previously through Sigarra.

See here how to proceed.

Training sessions

In order to help the community to develop their information skills, the library provides training sessions on how to search and use scientific and technical information resources.

There are two types of training:

  • integrated training in program courses - requested by the faculty and designed according to students' information needs.
  • regular training - thematic training provided on a regular basis from September to June. Open to everyone by self-registration.

These sessions take place at the Library's Training Room, located on the 6th floor.

The Library's training schedule is available at



Library lockers

At the Library's ground floor there are lockers available for you to store your belongings. You just need to request a key at the circulation desk.


Printers and scanners

You will find printing and scanning equipment available on a self service-basis, at the 1st and 3rd floors of the library.

Cultural activities


FEUP's Library promotes cultural activities, such as bibliographic exhibitions, talks and book presentations among many other, which are open to all members of the community.

"Clube de Leitura", the reading club of the library, is one of the activities aimed at promoting reading habits and at informing the community on the collections of the library.

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