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National Public Library in Soria

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  • 'Graduale cisterciensium' (13th-century score). National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

    'Graduale cisterciensium' (13th-century score). National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

  

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Library owned by the state
Nicolás Rabal, 25
42003 Soria
Soria, Castile-Leon

Telephone+34 975221800

Fax+34 975229170

E-mailbpsoria@jcyl.es

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Its origins date from the sale of church lands in the 19th century which required the creation of a series of institutions to safeguard the bibliographic collections of the convents and monasteries affected.

The most valuable possession in the library is its collection of antique works from the monastery of Santa María de Huerta at the University of Santa Catalina in El Burgo de Osma. It comprises 34 manuscripts, 33 incunabula and almost 6,000 books from the 16th to 18th centuries. Other interesting pieces in the collection are the section on monographs, pamphlets and local and regional periodicals dating from the 19th century to the present day.

Essential works

  • 'Biblia sacra cum praefationibus beati Hieronymi'. National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

    Biblia sacra cum praefationibus beati Hieronymi

    This is a magnificent work, due both to the illumination of the text and to the script.

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  • 'Comoediae novel, cum scholiis Marci Musuri'. National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

    Comoediae novem (graece), cum scholiis Marci Musuri

    This manuscript is an example of the first edition of 1498, and contains nine of the eleven surviving comedies by Aristophanes.

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  • 'Graduale cisterciensium'. National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

    Graduale cisterciensium

    This codex, from the Cistercian Monastery of Santa María de la Huerta, is very important for the study of medieval liturgy and religious music.

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  • 'Vitae Patrum Heremitarum'. National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

    Vitae Patrum Heremitarum

    Although this work has been attributed to Saint Jerome, it in fact corresponds to various Greek and Latin authors.

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  • 'Vitae sanctorum'. National Public Library in Soria © Ministerio de Cultura

    Vitae sanctorum

    This type of saints days' calendar was a standard fixture in medieval monasteries, as it was used for the monks' private spiritual readings.

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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

Monday A Friday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Services
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