Posted 15 July, 2013 by Stuart Torres in Heritage

Documentation Centre

biblioteca Nacional

The 18 October 1879 issued the decree creating the National Library, inaugurated in the building of the Economic Society, with about 15,000 volumes; then moved to the Hall Staff of the University of San Carlos with access by the 10th. Street. On the occasion of the earthquakes in 1917-18 moved back to the house not. 3-37 Simeon Canas Avenue, area 2. He later moved to the 10th. Street 9-31 area 1 and finally in September 1957 was inaugurated the building currently occupied, with area 7858 m2. The interior wall of Mayan codices representations were made by Antonio Tejada Fonseca, Guillermo Grajeda Mena and Jose Antonio Oliverio. The concrete reliefs on the facade of the building are the work of Efraín Recinos.

  • Conserve, preserve and promote the heritage of the Nation Journal.
  • Maintain relationships with other libraries and institutions within and outside the country.
  • Coordinate the network of Public Libraries in the National territory departments.
Activities and programs of the work of
  1. National Library of Guatemala.
  2. School Holidays, with young readers of the children's room, National Library.
  3. Exposition of the book of the month with relevant issues.
  4. Exhibition of paintings and photographs from the Departments of Guatemala.
  5. Customer service on the loan of books to National Library users
  6. Educational program of the children's section.

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