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  • Imatge estiu 2023


    Summer timetable 2023

    - Saturdays: closed from June 24 (included)


    Sala Pérez Bayer  (researchers)

    - From Monday to Friday: from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    - Saturdays: closed

    ​- Monday to Friday: from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    - Saturdays: closed

    Closed from August 7 to 27

    ​- On Friday, September 8, the library will be closed for the opening of the academic year


    Sala Duc de Calabria  (exhibitions)

    - From Monday to Friday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    - August, Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


    You can check the summer timetable of the other UV libraries.

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    Exhibition Felip Mateu i Llopis: Saving heritage, defending memory

    To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of the Valencian Felip Mateu i Llopis, the Library is organizing an exhibition in tribute to the figure of a man deserving of the honors reserved for benefactors of the public heritage, above personal and professional risks.

    Dates: From June 21 to September 3, 2023
    Place: La Nau Cultural Center - Sala Duc de Calàbria

  • Imatge de Obres e Trobes...


    Tresors a la llum: Obres o trobes en lahors de la Verge Maria

    "Tresors a la Llum: discover the heritage of the UV" is a program of short videos presented by professors and specialists that bring us closer to the historical heritage of the University of Valencia. The last video published, presented by professor Antoni Ferrando, shows one of the treasures of the Historical Library, the incunabula "Obres o trobes en lahors de la Verge Maria",  the first Hispanic poetic print, produced in Valencia in 1474, and published with reason for a literary contest in the city. It is the only specimen known in the whole world.

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    Presentation of the book of Josep Lluís Martos

    On Thursday, April 27, Josep Lluís Martos, Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Alicante, will present the book El primer cancionero impreso y un pliego poético incunable at the Biblioteca Histórica. The author will give a lecture in which he will announce news about one of the jewels of our collection, Obres o trobes en lahors de la Verge Maria, the first Hispanic poetic print, produced in Valencia in 1474 and unique copy in the world. He will also talk about the work Salve Regina by Pere Vilaspinosa, also preserved in the library, which, according to the latest research -which would date it between 1491 and 1495- becomes the first strictly poetic Valencian printed sheet of which there is evidence.

    Place: Sala Duc de Calàbria

    Time: 19:00h


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    April 2023 timetable

    The Pérez Bayer research room will be closed the following days:

    • On Saturdays
    • 6th to 17th (Holy Week and Easter)
    • On Monday 24th

    The Duc de Calàbria room exhibition hall will keep its usual opening hours, Sundays from 10:00 to 14.00 h.

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    Exhibition in preparation: Fire in the Library. Books that set the Europe of the Enlightenment on fire

    The Historical Library is preparing the exhibition "Fire in the Library. Books that set the Europe of the Enlightenment on fire", curated by Nicolás Bas Martín, member of the Department of History of Science and Documentation of the Universitat de València. The project will be articulated around a selection of books considered best-sellers of the forbidden literature of the 18th century. Authors and works that from different points of view -philosophical, political, cultural, social and religious- advocated for a more democratic Europe against the absolutism of the Old Regime.

    The exhibition will be complemented by a selection of contemporary artistic photographs of the twentieth century, in black and white, by the Valencian photographer Pedro Hernández, which aim to appeal the texts of the Age of Enlightenment.

    More information