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Country: Portugal

Contact: Carla Araújo. Email:

Description: On October 5, 1913, the Municipal Library Camilo Castelo Branco opened its doors to the public with a documentary collection of two thousand four hundred and thirty-nine volumes. On December 15, 1987, the Municipal Library Camilo Castelo Branco signs the program contract with the Portuguese Institute of Book and Reading, to join the National Network of Public Libraries. On June 1, 1992, joining the commemorations of the anniversary of the death of his patron, the writer Camilo Castelo Branco and World Children's Day, the new and existing building occupies an area of 2400m2 and is located in full green space of the center of the city, Sinçães Park.

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • European information antenna
  • Health Literacy (healthcare workshops…)
  • Reading promotion
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise

Languages spoken by staff: English and French

Languages spoken by patrons: English, French

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preferences

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No