Library of Galicia

The Library of Galicia[1] (Galician: Biblioteca de Galicia[2]), is a Spain-based public library located in the Galician Cultural City of Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Galicia Autonomous Region, Spain. It is the largest public library in the Galicia Autonomous Region. The library was designed by American architect Peter Eisenman.

Library of Galicia
Biblioteca de Galicia, Cidade da Cultura.JPG
TypePublic library
EstablishedJanuary 11, 2011
Coordinates42°52′11″N 8°31′34″W / 42.8698°N 8.5262°W / 42.8698; -8.5262Coordinates: 42°52′11″N 8°31′34″W / 42.8698°N 8.5262°W / 42.8698; -8.5262

Library of Galicia disseminates the legacy of intellectuals and artists such as Isaac Díaz Pardo, Luis Seoane and Basilio Losada.[3] The library is the flagship of Galician library system.[4]


Library of Galicia was opened on January 11, 2011,[5] covering an area of 155,205 square feet.[6] In March 2013, it had approximately 800,000 volumes in storage.[7]


  1. ^ Pepe Verdu (Apr 20, 2010). "Cidade da Cultura de Galicia by Peter Eisenman". Dezeen.
  2. ^ "Wojtaszek, associate professor of Spanish, analyzes the literary and cultural movements of the 19th century Galician revival" (PDF). 2010-10-05 – via CORE.
  3. ^ Pepe Verdu (2020-07-05). "Inyecciones de vanguardia rejuvenecen a una dama milenaria". La Vanguardia.
  4. ^ Christina M. Ceisel (19 June 2018). Globalized Nostalgia: Tourism, Heritage, and the Politics of Place. Routledge. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-0-429-95168-8.
  5. ^ "The Xunta confirms 11 January 2011 as the official date for the inauguration of the Library and Archive of the City of Culture". Regional Government of Galicia. December 7, 2010.
  6. ^ "City of Culture of Galicia Archive and Library". Architectural Record. June 16, 2011.
  7. ^ "Library of Galicia has a collection of about 800,000 volumes". Regional Government of Galicia. March 9, 2013.