Library services

Information and consultation

Information and reference service. Through this service we offer users help and training in the use of the Library's consultation tools, as well as guidance in information searches. 

We offer advice both in person and remotely by telephone (+34 963883623) or by e-mail: and

Consultation in the reading room 

All monographs and periodicals other than reference works (signature: *BETNO OR) and non-loanable publications (signature: BETNO NP) are freely accessible in the Library's reading room.
The space in the Library is limited, so it is very easy to find what you are looking for. All publications are labelled with a signature, which indicates their order among the rest. They are ordered by numerus currens and each of the typologies is distinguished. These are the signatures that can be found in the catalogue:
•    Monographs: BETNO + currens #
•    Brochures: BETNO C. no. / currens #
•    Periodicals: BETNO PP + currens #
•    Reference works: BETNO OR +  currens #
•    Festival books: BETNO LF+ currens # + year
•    Electronic resources: BETNO RE +  currens #

Free internet access

The Library provides its users with free internet access through its Wi-Fi network throughout the reference room as well as connection points for laptops.

In addition, there are six booths for individual or group work, isolated from the reference room.


Loans and reprographics

External users of L’ETNO. Museu Valencià d'Etnologia can take out a maximum of three copies on loan for fifteen days, with the option of renewing it for a further fifteen days in person or by calling 963 883 623. 
Periodical publications (BETNO PP), festival books (BETNO LF), reference works (BETNO OR) and non-loanable works (BETNO NP) are excluded from the loan.
Coin-operated self-service photocopier. Restrictions and limitations for the reproduction of documents are motivated by the Intellectual Property Law.


The Museu Valencià d'Etnologia Library maintains library exchanges with museums, universities, town councils, study centres, private institutions, etc., from more than 24 countries as diverse as Switzerland, Italy, France, the United States, Poland, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Brazil, among others.
L’ETNO. Museu Valencià d'Etnologia disseminates its publications, both the Revista Valenciana de Etnologia and the other monographs from the different collections, through the interlibrary loan managed by the Library. In turn, in this way we receive numerous publications from the collaborating centres with which we maintain this exchange policy.
If any organisation is interested in exchanging publications with L'ETNO, please contact the Library.