To access the library, it is necessary to identify yourself at the entrance with an official identity document or Reader’s Card from the library. Backpacks, bags and other personal items must be deposited in the cloakroom service.


Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

From June 27 to September 30 (both inclusive): Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 2022: closed.

Christmas and Easter
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Metro L1 Arc de Triomf, L2 Tetuan
Tren R1, R3 i R4 Arc de Triomf
Bus 50, V19, 19, B20, B25, 6, 7, 54, 62
Nearby Bicing stations and bicycle stands Check the map

Accessible to wheelchair users.

A double-door elevator is available in the Arús Library premises. 


Come and discover an històric library


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 h – 15 h
Tuesday and Thursday 16 h – 21 h

Easter opening hours

COVID19: limited capacity


Let our expert guides reveal the secrets of this historic library.

Groups and studen lectures must make an appointment.


¡Visit the library from the comfort of your own home!


6/02/2023 – 12/02/2023
El Festival de Novel·la Negra de Barcelona, BCNegra, torna del 6 al 12 de febrer en diversos espais de la ciutat. I, com no podia ser d'una altra manera, la Biblioteca Arús hi participa amb una programació especial.
12/01/2023 – 22/02/2023
La Biblioteca Pública Arús inaugurarà el pròxim 12 de gener la seva nova exposició: "Les primeres edicions castellanes del cànon holmesià a l’Estat espanyol (1897-1930)". L’exposició forma part de les activitats organitzades amb motiu de la BCNegra 2023, i es podrà visitar fins al 22 de febrer. Com sempre, l'entrada a la Sala d'Exposicions és totalment lliure.
17/01/2023 – 13/06/2023
El pròxim 17 de gener a les 18:30 h s'iniciarà a la Biblioteca el cicle de conferències: "Ciència i mística. Quatre segles d'intel·lectualitat i tradició iniciàtica", organitzat per la Respectable Lògia Porta de Denderah. El cicle consta de sis conferèrencies que es realitzaran durant la primera meitat de l'any, finalitzant el 13 de juny de 2023.
El pròxim dijous 2 de febrer a les 18:30 h es presentarà a la Biblioteca Arús el llibre "¡Ultreia!", de Jordi Matilló. L'acte anirà a càrrec del seu autor.
El pròxim 7 de febrer a les 18:30 h es realitzarà en directe a la Biblioteca el pòdcast "Datos, datos, datos: podcast sobre Sherlock Holmes", a càrrec del seu creador i director, Sergio Colomino.  L'acompanyaran Juan José Abenza, Jaume Gabaldà, Enrique Fernández, col·laboradors habituals i experts en temes holmesians.
El pròxim dijous 9 de febrer a les 18:30 h es presentarà a la Biblioteca el sisè volum de la sèrie del cànon holmesià de Viena Edicions, dedicat a Estudi en escarlata i El signe dels quatre. L'acte anirà a càrrec de l’editora Isabel Monsó, el traductor Xavier Zambrano, i l’autor dels epílegs, Josep Lluís Martín Berbois.

Book sponsorship campaign

Sponsor our rarest treasures

This initiative stems from the need of preserving some of our most valuable documents, be it due to their rarity, importance or fragility. Six of these documents have been selected and will be digitalized as soon as the goal is met, so that they can be accessed and spread without bounds. If you would like to sponsor one of our treasures, you can do so by filling the sponsorship form and donate anything from 10€.

Mission acomplished. Thank you very much to all of you who have participated. Soon, the Library will contact the sponsors of the documents.

Guillaume Tell [Printed
Music]. Paroles de M.M.
[J]ouy et H. Bis. [ca. 1858].

Rossini, Gioacchino

Rossini’s last opera. It premiered in 1829 in Paris, and became widely successful, a source of inspiration for opera composers for years to come.

Digitalization cost: 90,86 €

Mission acomplished. Thank you!

Boletín oficial de la Gran Logia Simbólica Regional Catalana, 1886-1887. 31 núm.

Arús, Rossend

A complete booklet compilation of the first Catalan Freemason obedience as managed by Rossend Arús.

Digitalization cost: 90,20 €

Mission acomplished. Thank you!

Diccionario enciclopédico de la masonería: con un suplemento…

Frau Abrines, Llorenç

The first Freemasonry dictionary printed in Spain, containing the first known Arús biography.

Digitalization cost: 478,94 €

Mission acomplished. Thank you!

La mestressa industriosa, 1883-1884. 2 v.

Gatell, Joan

One of the most influential Catalan cookbooks from the second half of the 19th Century.

Digitalization cost: 70,18 €

Mission acomplished. Thank you!

Estudios filosófico-sociales. 1882

Llunas, Josep

Original 1882 first edition of a vastly influential philosophic and social study. Which warranted a second printing only a year later. It features assays about anarchy, family and politics.

Digitalization cost: 50,38 €

Mission acomplished. Thank you!

Qüestions socials. 1891

Llunas, Josep

According to historian Manuel Vicente, Lunas was “the most influential and outstanding leader in the Catalan working class struggle between 1881 and 1896”.

Digitalization cost: 30,14 €

Mission acomplished. Thank you!


Would you like to become a member of the library? The Arús Library Reader Card will allow you to fully enjoy all the library’s services, get discounts in our products and an automatic subscription to our newsletter.

The Card membership expires in three years. The same conditions apply for renovation.

Come to the Arús Library
Show an official ID card
Bring two passport size pictures
Fill in the inscription form
Pay the membership fee (20€)
Enjoy the library!