Contact us
If you need assistance, please visit the Reference Service for support enquiries or contact us by email:


ISCTE-IUL Library focuses primarily on Social Sciences, Business Management, and Technological Sciences. The Library is open shelved and browsable. Our collection has over 107.000 titles (books, reference books, PhD thesis and dissertations), 20.000 e-books and more then 67.000 journals (print and online).

Always have your student card for access to library and to borrow items.
Library hours, contacts and locations

The ISCTE-IUL Library is on building 2. It can also be reached by lift (fourth floor).

The Library is open Monday to Friday 9:30AM to 9:00PM, and 10:00AM to 6:00PM on Saturdays.
The Library is closed on Sundays.

For general enquiries, call +351 217903024 or send an email to
1st floor: 
  • Main Desk
  • Reference Service: helpdesk and individual assistance
  • Self-service Copying Machine
  • Exhibition area
  • AU - Architecture (books and journals)
  • CTI - Computer science
  • CN - Natural sciences​
  • Director Office and Technical Services

2nd floor: 
  • Reading Room with Help Desk
  • Self-service Copying Machines
  • S - Sociology
  • PS - Psychology
  • H - History
  • EA - African Studies
  • D - Law
  • A - Anthropology 
  • OR - Reference Books
  • Group Study Rooms ​
3rd floor: 
  • Reading Room with Help Desk
  • Self-service Copying Machines
  • E - Economics
  • G - Management
  • MQ - Quantitative Methods
  • CI - Information Science
  • OR - Reference Books
  • Journals​
  • Financial Databases Bloomberg e EIKON (Datastream)
  • Training room (B6.02​)
  • Multimedia Room (special needs room)
  • Individual Study Spaces
Be part of our community

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Study Spaces
  • Over two hundreds seats across the library.
  • Areas for single and group study (9 individual study spaces – PhD students and externals researchers, and 4 group study spaces).
  • Dedicated accessible study room (for Library users who have a disability).
Reading Room

Over two hundreds seats across the library that you can use for free.
Interlibrary Loan

Library can borrow books from other libraries for you.
It is only for internal users.
  • Fill the form in the web page of the library in your personal area;
  • Consult the prices;
  • The books do not leave the library permises;
  • Doubts:
Borrowing Books

Books are issued and returned at the Main Desk at the fisrt floor. Borrowed books are listed on the email with the return date, and you will receive a courtesy email when your book is due back to the library. You can check the due dates of your books by visiting your personal account or the email received.

It is your responsibility to manage your Library borrowing and either to return or renew your items on time. Failure to do so means other Library users are delayed in accessing items that they may urgently need.  Library fines are charged as an incentive to encourage responsible borrowing.

We help you to avoid fines by sending you an email to let you know if any of your items are due to be returned.  If an item does go overdue, we will send you an email to inform you of this. You are required to ensure that we have your up-to-date email address and that your email client's spam filter will allow the email to be received.

Pay fines by cash at Treasury office. Fines may be paid by card at the library Main Desk.

Main support desk​ (1st floor)
ID card​ or student card
Course students and Staff 3 documents for 10 days period
MA Students, Post Graduate, PhD Students and Researchers 6 documents for 10 days period

2 Renewals​
  • In person​
  • Phone or e-mail​
  • Online
0.50 cents fine for each book/day
Reference & Informational Retrieval

via email 
in person
User Training
Training sessions are listed in your personal area. You can manage your training sessions registrations there (sessions in English on request).
Cultural Events / Exhibitions
  • Art at the library
  • Book of the month
  • Bibliographical Exhibitions
  • Short talks
EDS - Ebsco Discovery Service
EBSCO Discovery Service provides library with a powerful discovery layer providing a unified index of the library's resources and a single search experience.
Repositório do ISCTE-IUL
The ISCTE-IUL Repository was established for the purpose of storing, preserving, disseminating and providing access to the intellectual output of ISCTE-IUL in digital format. The repository aims to bring together in one place, all the institution’s scientific publications, and thus contribute to increasing their visibility and impact ensuring the preservation of ISCTE-IUL’s intellectual memory.
The Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online – b-on (Online Knowledge Library) makes  unlimited and permanent access available, within the research and higher education institutions, to full texts from over 16,750 scientific international publications from 16 publishers, through subscriptions negotiated on a national basis with these publishers.
RCAAP portal aims to collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories. 
Latest guide update
January 2019
2019 Serviços de Informação e Documentação
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
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