Hours of operation by mail


  • Tuesday through Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 md and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.




The Confucius Institute's library is responsible for supporting the program's teaching, research and social action processes, in order to promote the development of Chinese language teaching and knowledge of Chinese culture.


The library is located on the second floor of the Institute, next to the School of Architecture, Rodrigo Facio Headquarters of the UCR in San Pedro de Montes de Oca.

Materials owned by the Library

It has materials mostly in Mandarin, as well as in English and Spanish.


  • General (directories).
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion.
  • Education, Customs, Sociology, Politics.
  • Languages.
  • Pure Sciences (mathematics).
  • Applied Sciences (inventions, gastronomy, medicine).
  • Art, Architecture, Music, Sports.
  • Literature.
  • History and Geography.


All these subjects can be found in books, cd, dvd, magazines and so on. You can also find movies such as documentaries about China.


General rules

The library is a space for reading and studying the different information resources it offers. Both the members of the university community and the community at large can make use of the library service room.

About the provision of services

To request any of the library services, it is necessary to present a valid photo ID (ID card or identity card).


Don't forget that you can also access our online catalog by clicking on the following link: and 


At the moment, IC and SIBDI materials are for room use only. You are allowed to borrow up to five items at a time.


If you wish to contact our library you can do so by phone 2511-6877 or email