Alternative Study Places in Málaga: Libraries and Cafés

Finding a quiet and suitable place to study can make a difference in our productivity and concentration. In addition to the Xior Málaga Teatinos student residences, Málaga offers a variety of alternative study options, such as libraries or cafés.

In this blog, we will present some recommendations for places in Málaga where you can study, along with information about their amenities and opening hours if you don’t feel like staying in the study room of the residence and prefer to go out a bit.

Málaga Central Library

Located on Avenida de Cervantes, the Central Library of Málaga is an ideal place to study in a quiet, cozy, and peaceful environment. 

It features spacious reading rooms, internet access, book lending, and an extensive collection of academic resources. This library is a 40-minute walk from the Xior Málaga Teatinos residence or 20 minutes by public transport.

The opening hours vary, but it generally opens from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

“Miguel Cervantes” Library

This library is located a 35-minute walk from the Xior Málaga Teatinos residence or 20 minutes by public transport. 

The opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM during the school period.

Café with Books

This café is located in Plaza de la Merced. If you prefer to study in a more relaxed environment with access to drinks and food, this café can be the perfect option. Situated in the city center, it offers a peaceful atmosphere with spacious tables and free Wi-Fi. 

It’s a space where you have a wide variety of books, magazines, or newspapers to read while enjoying a good breakfast, coffee, crepe, or sandwich.

The café is usually open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

Café de L’abuela

A very pleasant café to study in with a retro atmosphere and a terrace where they serve breakfast, meals, and a wide variety of teas.

You can find it on Calle Echegaray, and its opening hours are from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM.


Sometimes this international chain comes in handy if you haven’t found the ideal café for studying. There are several Starbucks cafés in Málaga that offer a comfortable environment and easy access to Wi-Fi. 

These are popular among students worldwide for studying.

When it comes to finding an alternative study place in Málaga, the options are diverse. Whether you prefer a quiet atmosphere in a library or like to study while enjoying a cup of coffee in a café, Málaga has something for everyone. 

Make sure to check the opening hours and amenities offered by each place before planning your study sessions. 

Good luck with your studies from Xior!