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  •  Where is the library?

The library is located at Rua do Matão, Travessa R, 187, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, Brazil.


From Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Non-academic periods: only from Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


  • How many books can I take and for how long?


Status Items Period
Undergraduate studentes / employees 10 10 days
Graduate studants 15 20 days
Faculty members 20 30 days

  • Can I check out library books if I am not a USP student?

 Lending is available only to individuals who have current affiliation with USP. However, if you are a guest, some professor from IFUSP can allow you to borrow books, we just need an authorization.


  • Where can I get information about the USP libraries?

 For information about the libraries, check the SiBiUSP website.


  • Can I recommend the purchase of a book or journal by the library?

 Yes, the Library welcomes your suggestions. Please fill out the form, click here.


  •  Can I bring food and beverages into the library?

 No food or beverages are allowed.


  • Does the library have computers for public use?

 There are computers designated to public use at the Library. These computers do not require a USP login, but their use is restricted to academic use and for a short period.


  • Where can I get research help? / Can a librarian help me with my research?

You can come to the library and get research help at the Library reference desk. You can also contact us in real time (click here) or send a message (click here). 

  • How do I renew my library books?

You may renew your library books in person at the circulation desk or online. Note: items which have been reserved and items which have been already renewed three times may not be eligible for renewal.


Step by step to online renewing:

1. Access the Integrated Search Portal ; 

2. Choose English as primary language;

3. Click on Sign In;

4. Type your ID and your password (the same as you use to borrow books);

5. Click on My Account and

6. Select the option Renew.