Libraries

We have two libraries: Fernando Pessoa’s Private Library and the Casa Fernando Pessoa Library.

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Casa Fernando Pessoa Library

The Casa Fernando Pessoa Library is a space designed for reading and study, which is open and accessible to everyone.

Our library specialises in Fernando Pessoa and world poetry. We have books of poetry in several languages, written in a variety of places and at different times. Here, you can find almost everything that has ever been written by Fernando Pessoa, as well as almost everything that has ever been written about Fernando Pessoa, in Portuguese and in other languages, too. The library has copies of the poet’s books that have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Our library is a member of the Europeana network. Casa Fernando Pessoa is also the Portuguese partner for Lyrikline, an international database of audio recordings and translations of poetry 

Opening Times

Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national and municipal holidays (1 January, Carnival, Good Friday, 25 April, 1 May, 10 June, 13 June, Corpus Christi, 15 August, 5 October, 1 November, 1 December, 8 December, 25 December).

Available services

  • A bibliography is available for consultation at the library.
  • Study desks are equipped with wi-fi, and have sockets that you can use for charging the batteries of your electronic equipment.
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning service (see the price list in the library regulations).
  • Bibliographical search and consultation service (€6 per hour).
  • Home lending service – available only to registered readers. You can register at the Casa Fernando Pessoa Library for a fee of €6. This registration can be renewed annually for a fee of €3.

Consult the regulations of the Casa Fernando Pessoa Library

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Fernando Pessoa's Private Library

You can enjoy online access to those works from Fernando Pessoa’s Private Library that are in the public domain.

Most of the books that belonged to the writer are kept – and, in some cases, exhibited – at Casa Fernando Pessoa. This library is particularly important because of the marginalia, the notes that Fernando Pessoa left in many of the books, whether these were notes about his reading, parts of poems, or just notes about everyday matters.