Reading Room

Reading Room
Reading Room
Reading Room
Reading Room
Reading Room
Reading Room



Jorge de Sena Room | Conference Centre

"One can learn more from the considered reading of just one book than from casually flicking through thousands of volumes."  Júlio Dinis

The Reading Room of the Centro Cultural de Belém is located on Floor 1 of the Conference Centre (Jorge de Sena Room), providing yet another space that hosts events from the CCB’s cultural programme, and is essentially devoted to books, writers and reading.

The room has a general bibliographical collection that focuses on Literature and the Visual Arts, making it the first step towards the creation of a future Library/Documentation Centre that will complete the range of services offered to the public by the Centro Cultural de Belém.

The Room has 40 seats for reading purposes, four computers in the Internet Area made available for the use of readers, and an area set aside for the reading of newspapers, to which admission is free of charge.
 A home lending service was created in December 2007, which has proved to be a great success. Designed to serve primarily as a space for study, reading and reflection, the Reading Room is also used to host events such as conferences, commemorations of the World Poetry Day, tributes to writers, lecture cycles or other events related to literature, writers and the reading public.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday | 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday | 10:00 to 17:30
Sundays and Public Holidays – Closed
Next to the CCB reception area (Floor 1 of the Conference Centre)


Telephone: (+351) 21 361 24 08

Email: saladeleitura@ccb.pt

The Centro Cultural de Belém Foundation (FCCB) reserves the right to change the opening hours of the Reading Room whenever it is used to hold cultural cycles and/or other events.

Equipped with a general bibliographical collection that focuses on Literature and the Visual Arts, the Reading Room is a space that is essentially devoted to books, writers and reading.

You choose. We lend!

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