Libraries & Book Exchanges

Camara Municipal de Loule
Books include those of South American literature, Spanish literature, French literature and English literature. Rua Jose Afonso Biblioteca, 8100, Loule.
Biblioteca Municipal de Faro
A combination of English, Portuguese, Spanish and French literature on offer. Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30-19:30, and Monday and Saturday from 14:00-19:30. At Rua Carlos Porfirio, Faro.
Biblioteca Municipal de Portimao
Owns mostly foreign literature but also has some of the English literary classics. Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30-19:00, and Saturday from 14:00-19:00. At Quinta do Bispo, Portimao.
Biblioteca de Monchique
Books from many different cultures are available at this library. At Calcada de Santo Antonio 15, Monchique.
Calibre Audio Books
UK charity, Calibre, supplies audio books in English on cassette or disk to visually impaired and disabled people. The free service is available to members (registration can be made via the website). Free postal service to anywhere in Europe.
Biblioteca Municipal de Portimao - Mexilhoeira Grande
Mexilhoeira Grande branch of Biblioteca Municipal de Portimao. A variety of books in several different languages. Open Monday to Friday from 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30. At Bairro Figueiral Velho, Mexilhoeira Grande.
Algarve Book Cellar
An English language book exchange. Edifício O Galeao, Loja 1, Rua dos Pescadores, Carvoeiro 8400-512 Carvoeiro.
Universidade do Algarve
University campus with a library providing a huge amount of literature from the last 3000 years. Offers literature and critics from all ages and all language backgrounds. At Campus de Gambelas, Faro.
Biblioteca Municipal de Portimao - Alvor
Alvor branch of Biblioteca Municipal de Portimao. A variety of books in several different languages. Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00, and Saturday from 14:00-19:00. At Rua Marques de Pombal 6, Alvor.

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