The Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin (BBM), an organ of the PRCEU, was established in January 2005 and its building – the Complexo Brasiliana USP, yet integrated by the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (IEB), Livraria da Edusp and Auditório István Jancsó – opened in March 2013. In it houses the brasiliana gathered over 80 years by the bibliophile José Mindlin, whose donation to the University of São Paulo was held by him and his wife Guita and consolidated by your children.

With its expressive set of books and manuscripts, the BBM is considered the most important of its kind of collection formed by a private. There are approximately 30,000 titles: works of Brazilian literature, traveler’s accounts, historical and literary manuscripts (originals and typographical copies), periodicals, scientific books, iconography (prints and illustrated albums), art books and artist’s books (prints). Part of the donated collection belonged to the bibliophile Rubens Borba de Moraes and was incorporated into the collection that was bequeathed in his will. It is a library whose notorious brasiliana became known in the country and abroad as a single collection, the work of a lifetime of dedication to Brazilian culture and its manifestations.

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Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin (BBM)

Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin (BBM)

The collection of Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin integrates the Banco de Dados Bibliográficos da USP (Dedalus) and the Portal de Busca Integrado do SIBi. Users who wish to have access to any item of the collection can perform your consultation in the Sala de Consulta Rubens Borba de Moraes, for which all the information is given in the BBM website ( There is also the Digital Collection – the result of work done by the Laboratório de Digitalização da Biblioteca – also available on that site in which the user can search, view and download over 3000 collection of titles that remains avaiable for the community in a democratic and universal way.

The BBM also still has the Laboratório de Conservação Preventiva Guita Mindlin (LAGUIM), responsible for continuing the important conservation and preservation work of books held by Guita Mindlin. And with spaces for exhibitions and temporary exhibitions.

Por Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão Universitária

Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin
  • Diretor Carlos Alberto de Moura Ribeiro Zeron
  • Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin
  • Rua da Biblioteca, s/n
  • São Paulo - SP
  • CEP: 05508-050
  • tel.: (11) 2648-0310