António Rendas Collection

The Medical Library Collection Professor António Rendas, donated to NOVA Medical School for study and research purposes, contains copies of his scientific works and books from his personal library with emphasis in the areas of physiology, physiopathology, respiratory system, general medicine, medical education and history of medicine.

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Can I consult the copies of this collection?

Yes, it will be necessary to send an email to identifying the day and time intended and the works you want to consult.

How can I request materials from this collection?

To request the consultation of the documents already available of this Collection, you should consult the Library Catalogue selecting the António Rendas Collection and obtain the Quota of the documents you want to access. After that, you should go to the Service Counter and make the requisition.

Is there a limit to the number of copies that can be requested?

You may consult up to 5 copies per requisition. If you need to consult other copies, you will have to go to the Reference Desk, hand in the copies you had access to and request new ones. 

Where can I consult these documents?

Only in the Reading Room. Note that some of the copies should be handled with care. If any pages come loose or if you notice any damage to your copy ask the librarian for help.

Can I previously reserve copies for consultation?

Yes, if you are already a regular user of the Library. To do so you should send your request to

May I request copies or scanning of the materials?

No. Given the need to preserve the materials in question, it’s not permitted to copy these documents.