The Library of the Paulista Museum was created on September 7, 1895, at the Museum’s inauguration, and serves as a support center for scientific research in a university history institution.
The Library of the Paulista Museum was created on September 7, 1895, at the Museum’s inauguration, and serves as a support center for scientific research in a university history institution. The long existence of the archive made it possible to include precious works in its collection, especially about São Paulo and Brazilian history. In the last twenty years, the collection has acquired a specialized profile in the fields of History of Material Culture, in areas such as History of Consumption, Sociology of Objects, Visual Culture, History of Taste, Cultural Heritage and Collectionism; in the field of Studies of Objects and Iconography, including Clothing, Furniture, Porcelains, Toys, Armory, Numismatics, Photographs, Paintings, and others; and in the field of Museology, in its areas of Collection Documentation, Conservation and Restoration, Expography, and Museum Education.
The library’s portfolio includes 39,831 books and 39,019 issues of periodicals, having as an extension the Itu Republican Museum Library, specialized in the study of the Brazilian Republic, between 1889 and 1930.
The collections are part of USP’s Library System (SIBI/USP) and SIBINet, available through the Dedalus system – USP’s Bibliographical Database, at www.usp.br/sibi
As a result of the restoration and modernization work on the Monument Building, the library now operates at a different address.
The appointments must be previously scheduled.
Bom Pastor Street, 731. Ipiranga, SP (close to SESI Ipiranga)
Business hours: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 12pm, by appointment.
Phone numbers: (11) 2065-8030 / 2065-8012