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National Public Library in Girona

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  •  «Opera». National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

    «Opera». National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

  

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Library owned by the state
c/ Emili Grahit, 4C
17002 Gerona
Girona, Catalonia

Telephone+34 972202252

Fax+34 972 22 76 95

E-mailbpgirona.cultura@gencat.cat

Websitehttp://bibliotecagirona.gencat.cat

The library was established in 1848 in response to the seizure of church property at that time, in order to safeguard and conserve the collections belonging to the convents and religious orders in the province of Girona.

Its bibliographic and documentary collection comprises over 220,000 volumes, including books and periodicals. Its collection of old books contains 153 manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries, and 145 incunabula, in addition to monographs which cover the period from the 16th to the 19th century. It also has over one hundred medical books from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Essential works

  • Monastic ceremonial. National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

    Monastic ceremonial

    This Benedictine codex is one of the best conserved of the few known remaining examples.

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  • 'Opera'. National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

    Opera

    This is the oldest surviving printed edition of this work by Lactantius, as well as the oldest incunabula in the Public Library in Girona.

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  • 'Sphaera mundi, cum commento Petri Cirueli necnon cum quaestionibus Petri de Alliaco'. National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

    Sphaera mundi, cum commento Petri Cirueli necnon cum quaestionibus Petri de Alliaco

    This summary of astronomy in four chapters was used in all European universities until the end of the 16th century.

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  • 'Supplementum chronicarum orbis ab initio mundi'. National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

    Supplementum chronicarum orbis ab initio mundi

    This book enjoyed extraordinary success in its time, and became a reference work which was consulted long after its initial publication.

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Collections

The library's collections are included in the Collective Catalogue of Spanish Bibliographic Heritage, created for the purpose of describing and locating books and other bibliographic items held in libraries and Spanish institutions which, for reason of their antiquity, singularity or value, form part of Spain's Historic Heritage.


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Timetables

Sep 01 to Jun 30

Monday

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday and Friday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Sundays

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Monday A Wednesday and Friday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Thursday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Closing days: Saturdays and Sundays

Services
In-house consultation
Exhibitions
Newspaper and magazine archive
Bibliographic information
Inter-library lending
Document reservation
Reprography service
Guided tours

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