Biblioteca do Centro Brasileiro Britânico
This is to inform that, following the guidance of the São Paulo State Government, the Library of the Brazilian British Centre is closed, until further notice, as a preventive measure against novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Thank you for your comprehension.

Our Library (Biblioteca do Centro Brasileiro Britânico) is a partnership between the British Council and Cultura Inglesa. It offers the public:

• Approximately 7,000 books in English, with a focus on British literature, as well as reference works and collections, complementary arts, biography, geography and history;

• British magazines;

• Online catalog;

• Internet access to educational and cultural research in the UK;

• Access to British television programmes (BBC).

How to get your library card

If you reside in São Paulo and are over 16 years old, you can join the library and borrow books and magazines. It’s very easy:

• Submit an original document with photo (ID or driver's license) or, for non-Brazilian residents, RNE or passport;

• Submit proof of current address (e.g. a utility bill);

• Pay the fee of R$ 20.00;

São Paulo residents over 60 years old are exempt of the fee.


There are regular cultural events in the library such as the reading club and lectures about studying in the UK. Check our What’s on page to see the upcoming events.

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Location and contact info

Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 741 - Térreo - Pinheiros - São Paulo, SP, Brazil - CEP 05428-002

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