Facilities - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Included in the ticket purchase: Weekdays and Saturdays at 6pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8.30 and 10pm (until September 21), Sundays and public holidays at 12pm
Available in English on Mondays

La Central del MACBA bookstore is planned as a complimentary space for the further information needs of the museum’s public, through the sale of catalogues and books of MACBA exhibitions or its collection, among other subjects. At the same time, the idea and hope is that the La Central del MACBA bookstore will become an essential point of reference through its contemporary art specialisation.
Most of the space in the La Central del MACBA will be dedicated to the bookstore proper, with stock covering everything from artistic production and theoretical texts to sociology, visual culture, philosophy, architecture and social movements or alternative politics, among others. La Central del MACBA also stocks a wide range of national and international publications connected to contemporary art.
The selection of subjects will vary depending on the museum’s activities (exhibitions, courses, workshops, conferences and so on). The bookstore also has a place to view digital-format publications (single-artist catalogues, videos, film, net art, sound art and so on) and includes a section dedicated to national and international publications on experimental, independent, documentary and underground cinema, as well as music and artist’s books.
La Central del MACBA will also offer those same services offered by La Central at its other branches, such as its bibliographic information catalogues, themed searches and information networks as well as the organisation of presentations, debates and round-table discussions.
Schedule: Weekdays (except Tuesdays) 10am to 8pm, Saturdays 10am to 8:30pm, Sundays and holidays 10am to 3pm
Tel: (+34) 934 125 908/ Fax: (+34) 934 125 003/ Email: macba@lacentral.com

*The library will be closed for construction starting on May 14. Please excuse the inconvenience.
The MACBA library, open to the public, is an excellent source of information on Contemporary Art, highlighting what has been produced world-wide over the past fifty years.
The Library’s collection consists of approximately 9.000 volumes, among which are monographs and exhibition catalogues, 270 different magazines, 4.500 documentary portfolios, press articles, audiovisual resources and so on. Its catalogues are constantly updated with new acquisitions, and its participation in an inter-library loan programme, connecting it to museums and galleries all over the world, enriches its possibilities as a centre for the study of Contemporary Art.
Likewise, the MACBA Library is creating a Film Archive that will allow the public to reflect on Contemporary Video Creation.

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