Barcelona Cultura

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Documentation Center opening hours? 
The Documentation Center of the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona it is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm, Thursday from 3 pm to 8 pm and Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Where can I make requests? 
You can contact the Documentation Center:

- In Person: Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. Pl. de les Glòries, 37-38 (Floor -1)
- By telephone: +34 93 256 68 30
- By email: documentacio.mdb@bcn.cat
 
Do I need a User Card to visit the Documentation Center? 
No. You only need your User Card to borrow items from the library, to make interlibrary loans and to consult the trend books. 
 
How do I get a User Card? 
To obtain the card you have to come to the Documentation Center during opening hours, fill out a registration form and present your DNI, passaport, carta de residència o equivalent DNI, passport, NIE or equivalent. The card is free of charge. 
 
Can I borrow documents? 
With your User Card, the Documentation Center allows you borrow up to 7 documents at a time. 
 
How long can I borrow a document? 
You may borrow a document for 14 days. The documents can be renewable 2 times.
Before the deadline, you can renew your documents again if the documents have not been reserved by another user
 
How can I renew my documents? 
You can request the renewal in your personal space, in person at the information desk and by telephone at +34 93 256 68 30.

Where can I return my documents? 
You can return the documents you have borrowed during our opening hours and you also can return them at the drop boxes when the Documentation Center is closed. Find one of the drop box at the Floor -1 (Monday 16-20 h .; Tuesdays to Fridays from 10-20 pm.), and the other one at the entrance of the building, access Plaça de les Glories (24 hours/7 days a week).
 
What kind of photocopy services do you have? 
The Documentation Center has a self-service photocopy centre. You can obtain photocopy cards at the reception desk. The photocopy machine makes both black and white and colour photocopies.
 
How much are the photocopies? 
Black and White:
Paper size A-4 : 0,10 €
Paper size A-3 : 0,15 €
 
Colour:
Paper size A-4 : 1,25 €
Paper size A-3 : 1,65 €
 
Can I use fragments of a document, book or magazine without permission?
Yes, when conditions comply with article 32 on citations, of the Law of Intellectual Property. You may use fragments of already published documents; direct quotations, ideas, commentaries and critical judgements, however, these fragments may only be applied to works of research and investigation and their use must be justifiable. The bibiliographic citation must indicate the source of the fragment, as well as, the name of the author.

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