Libraries & Book Exchanges

The Little Library, Madrid
A lending library and a second-hand bookshop specialising in English language children's books. Delivery available - see website for details.
Hispanic Library, Islamic Library
The Hispanic library holds book that relate to humanistic and socio-economic aspects of Latin countries. The Islamic library holds classic Arab and Islamic works. Avenue of Kings Catolicos 4, University City, 28040 Madrid.
Biblioteca Municipal Jose Hierro
Municipal library in Alcorcon. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00-21:00 and on Saturdays and Sundays (adults reading lounge only) from 16:00-20:00. Avenida de Pablo Iglesias sn, 28922 Madrid.
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.
Madrid Young Learners Centre Library
This is an English language childrens lending library in Madrid. Opening times are Monday to Thursday 13:00-21:30, Friday 13:00-21:00 and Saturday 09:30-18:30. General Martinez Campos 31, 28010 Madrid.
Biblioteca Nacional de Espana
The BNE provides general information about the institution and its collection, different reading rooms, inter library loans, and the possibility of reproduction of documents. The website can be read in English. Monday to Friday 09:00-21:00 non-stop.
British Council Library
This library provides English newspapers, magazines in addition to books, audio books and CD roms. An annual fee is applicable. Open from Monday to Friday. See the website for times. Paseo General Martinez Campos 31, 28010 Madrid.