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Banco de Portugal’s Library provides support to academic and professional research. 

We have a reading room open to the public, supported by a team of documentalists specialised in Economics and Law.

The Library’s collection contains some 65,000 monographs and 2,000 titles of current periodicals, specialising in Portuguese economy, international economy, mathematics and statistics, economic history, monetary policy, and economic and financial law, including:

  • Publications by international organisations such as the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and OECD 
  • An Antique Book Collection, printed in Portugal and abroad from the 15th to 18th centuries, on law and banking, and of outstanding historical value 
  • The reports and accounts of Portuguese and foreign companies from the 19th century to the present day, which provide an invaluable source to research the economic history of Portugal. 

The various publications issued by Banco de Portugal are available for consultation in the Library both on paper and in digital format.



  • Catalogue searches
  • Company Reports Collection
  • Reference library 
  • Online consultation of the legal acts produced by the Bank in its regulatory capacity (that is, Notices and Instructions) through the Instructions System of Banco de Portugal (SIBAP)
  • Consultation of other electronic resources, including online databases and periodicals
  • Searches for information and research support provided by qualified documentalists specialised in economics and law
  • Document reproduction
  • Wi-Fi 


Available databases

The following databases are available for consultation by readers: 

  • B-on (Online Knowledge Library) – Access to digital, scientific databases on a single platform;
  • EconLit (full text) – Reference database in economics covering articles, working papers and dissertations; 
  • JSTOR (access to ‘Economics’, ‘Business’, ‘Mathematics’ and ‘Statistics’) – Archive of scientific periodicals of interest to the academic community; 
  • OECD iLibrary – The online library of the OECD contains a vast and comprehensive collection of monographs, periodicals, papers and statistics; 
  • IMF eLibrary – The IMF’s digital publications website; 
  • Other relevant scientific periodicals from publishers such as the Wiley Online Library, Oxford University Press and Springer Science+Business Media. 


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:30 

Last entry at 15:30 



R. Francisco Ribeiro, Nº 2, 1150-165 Lisboa, Portugal

Travel information: Metro – Green line (Anjos station), Carris bus routes 708, 712, 726, 730


Contact us

Phone: (+351) 21 313 06 26 / (+351) 21 313 06 75