Permanent Facilities

Documentation Centre

The Design Museum’s Documentation Centre is a space for consultation and specialized research in decorative arts and design (graphic, industrial, textile, space, fashion and services). It aims to collect and preserve information and documentation related to these subjects, disseminate it and to put it at the service of professionals and researchers with the aim of providing support for the study, research, creation, innovation processes and specialized criticism. It has a dynamic collection with more than 30,000 books (published between the 16th century and the present), more than 3,000 magazine titles and other materials such as commercial catalogs, auction catalogs, color guides, trend books, antique photography, fashion prints and more than 100 archives of institutions, companies and professionals in the sector.

Access and reading room

The center contains a Reading Room with 66 reading points. The bibliographic reserves can be consulted for free during the opening hours of the center. 
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Information and bibliographic requests

The bibliographic information service provides information about the Documentation Center, its reserves, its facilities and services, as well as assistance and advice in the search for information. Other types of requests, such as, technical consultations, dating of images or works, etcetera, are not included in this service. In these cases, the Library allows access to its documental reserves ( more information about this service can be found at Access and Reading Room). Request form

Documents loans

A free service that only requires the presentation of your Documentation Center card. More information

Interlibrary loans

The interlibrary loan service allows users to obtain documents from other libraries. These documents will be consulted in the reading room of the Center. More information

.Internet. Wi-Fi

Anyone with their own mobile device or one of the digital tablets that the Documentation Center lends, can connect to the Internet in the consultation rooms of the center.

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