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The library of the Archaeological Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas can accommodate 80 readers at the same time.


Its shelves can store about 80 000 books – although, at present, they hold only around a fourth of that capacity. It is a specialized library, open to all interested public, without exception.


Its book collection focuses on areas such as Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Anthropology, Philology, Ethnography, Ancient History, and others. It also includes several periodic publications and monographs – with a constant concern for updating and internationalization – as well as a section of ancient books, dating from the 16th century to the mid-19th century.


The motto of the Museum’s library takes us back to times of ancient knowledge: Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies, which means «pray, read, read, read, re-read, work (your mind) and you will reach».


If you wish to make an online research click the link below and you will reach the Municipal Library of Sintra. There, click the second field and choose the second option - Museu Arqueológico de São Miguel de Odrinhas.


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