D. José Pedro da Silva Library

The Library of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in the Regional Centre of Viseu was created in 1980, when the Viseu Campus was established in this same city. Its main aim was to support the learning and research activities underlying the teaching and learning process. Until 1999 it shared the building common to the Department of Administrative Services. That same year, the Library moved to its current premises, occupying its own very spacious building, which was fully accessible soon after its opening in February of the same year.

Built on a four-floor base, covering an area of approximately 2,225 m2, the Library D. José Pedro da Silva has a large physical space, a pleasant and inviting environment, due to its architecture that gives it a modern and welcoming atmosphere. The building is properly equipped and technologically updated, offering good working conditions and ensuring full accessibility of its users.

The Library's main objective is to provide the academic community of the Viseu Regional Centre with the necessary bibliographic resources for study and research. In this context, the Library seeks to provide diversified materials, guaranteeing its users access to a high potential of information from different areas, in order to cover and respond to the most varied requests and interests of its public. Its funds cover, primarily, the areas of the careers that were and are taught in this same Centre, namely Architecture, Management, Computing, Classical and Modern Languages and Literature, Mathematics, Dental Medicine, Social Work and Tourism. Thus, the Library currently makes available about 67 000 documents, classified and arranged on its freely accessible shelves, according to the Universal Decimal Classification.


Major areas of knowledge: Management, Dental Medicine, Humanities, History, Social Sciences, Theology and Architecture;

Number of titles: 36.150;

Number of journals: 907;

Special collections: Prof. António Cabrita; Mons. Camilo Barros; Christine De Roo; Dr. Henrique Machado; Pe. Fino; Dr. José Coelho; Arq. Kheil do Amaral; Dr. Maximiano Aragão; Rui Melo; Dª. Sebastiana;

Number of seats: 180;

Number of search terminals: 3;

Other available resources: not available at the moment;

Number of study rooms (individual and group): not available at the moment;