Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra (1537 - Present) is a Portuguese academic publisher associated with the University of Coimbra. Founded in 1537, just seven years after the introduction of the printing press into Portugal, it is one of the longest continuously running publishing concerns in the world. Printers where granted academic status as 'professors' and the Imprensa was required to provide two copies of all books printed to the University Library. In addition to official and university publications, as the only press in Coimbra, the Imprensa also took private contract work. It remains an active part of the Universidade de Coimbra.