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Glòries Catalanes Square. 2014 AFB. Darius Koehli

Reference service

The Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona provides a reference service of photo collections and copying of photos on diverse media.

It also has an auxiliary library specialised in photography, with over 1,000 reference books.

You can visit the reference room and library by appointment, which you can make online or by phone on: +34 93 256 34 20. The reference service by appointment operates Monday to Friday mornings, from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, from 4.00 to 6.00 pm. Summer opening hours: from 24/06 to 24/09, closed afternoons.

As of 2005, a selection of photographs in the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona holdings is available for reference and sale on the website of Images acces and sell.

Also you can search in the online catalog which brings together some of the documents that belong to the AFB's holdings. Some of these photographs are digitized and the rest are described without images.

If any image is of interest, you can apply digital copies here:, specifying the use that you will do with this picture and facilitating the code or the identification note.


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