About the Library

Please be advised that - for safety reasons - the stairs at the back of the NorthSul Library (BNS) MAY NOT be used. Thus, BNS will be closed on Saturdays. On the remaining days of the week (Monday through Friday) although, OPEN until 8pm, access will be - exclusively - through the CES entrance door until at 6pm.

Thank you for understanding.

Maria José P. F. Carvalho, Bibliotecária Responsável
Coordination of theBiblioteca Norte/Sul (North/South Library)

The Biblioteca Norte/Sul - B N/S (North/South Library) aims to create a comprehensive, reliable, and authoritative bibliographic collection  – especially but not exclusively comprising of books and periodical publications resulting from scientific production of the global South, in the area of the Social and Human Sciences. It further includes scientific production conducted in the countries of the North on subjects pertaining to the countries of the South. The B N/S had its inception in 1998 and, currently, is undergoing a period of collections' growth, comprising a wide variety of subjects.

The B N/S current collections consist of more than 25,000 volumes (monographs, theses, dissertations, research reports and grey literature), including a collection of about 2600 volumes donated by 25th of April Documentation Centre and more than 400 periodical publication titles (from a wide range of countries around the world) in the area of the Social and Human Sciences.

CES Direction: Madalena Duarte
Librarian Coordinator: Maria José Carvalho
Librarian: Acácio Carvalho Machado
Assistant Librarian: Inês Lima

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30 to 20.00*
Saturday: 14:30-18:30h
Closed: Sundays and holidays.


* From 6PM to 8PM (and only within this schedule), the Biblioteca Norte/Sul will be accessible through the side door, located at the top of the stairs near the entrance to the D. Dinis Cultural Center. To access the facilities (only the library facilities), users should press the intercom. During the regular hours (9:30AM-6PM) the library will be accessible through the main entrance.


Contact: biblioteca@ces.uc.pt

2ª - 6ª-feira, das 09h30-20h.
Sábados das 14h30 às 18h30.
Aguardamos a vossa visita.

Monday-Friday, 9:30AM to 8PM.
Saturdays, 2:30PM to 6:30PM.
We look forward to your visit!

Lunes - Viernes, 9h30 a las 20h.
Sabados, de las 14h30 a las 18h30.
Esperamos su visita!

Lundi-Vendredy, 9h30 a 20h.
Samedi, 14h30 a 18h30.
En attente de votre visite!

ORARIO: dal Lunedi al Venerdì, dalle 9:30 alle 20.
Sabato dalle 14:30 alle 18:30.
Non vediamo l'ora della vostra visita.