BIBLIOTECA COMARCAL SEBASTIÀ JUAN ARBÓ

Cultural space that houses a set of famous works classified for consultation and loan.

BIBLIOTECA COMARCAL SEBASTIÀ JUAN ARBÓ

 

The Sebastián Juan Arbó Regional Library was created on the 25th of March in 1958 and was located on the second floor of the Amposta Town Hall. On 1st August of the same year, it already had a record of 2,526 works. Later, in 1983, the Consistory bought the Castle grounds, and the foundations of the future Cultural Center of the city began to be laid.

The enclave of the Castle, which had passed through Iberian, Roman, Arab and Christian hands, and specifically the building of the mill, which had been factory of diverse materials during the Industrial Revolution, until becoming the rice mill of Cercós during the twentieth century, is from May 5, 1995, the headquarters of the Sebastià Juan Arbó Regional Library. Currently, approximately 41,000 documents are available.

The library is the organizer and host of the Jornades de Lletres Ebrenques, since its inception in 2006, and regularly hosts book presentations, exhibitions, conferences, round tables, recitals, etc.

 

OTHER SERVICES

Some of the services they provide are:

Ground floor: Space dedicated to all kinds of cultural activities promoting the library, reading and others; conferences, exhibitions, book presentations.

First floor: 

  • Newspaper library: Magazines and newspapers, daily press, current affairs magazines, specialized magazines. 
  • Press reading room. 
  • Children’s room: Reference books and all kinds of stories and narrations.
  • Audiovisual.
  • Internet. 
  • Photocopy. 
  • Book loans.

Second floor:

  • Adult room: Books for adults: reference works, dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, atlases, novels, etc. 
  • Platea Library. Space to watch videos and DVDs. 
  • Reader ‘s Corner. 
  • Chess Corner.
  • Local collector’s room: Works by authors from or about our region. 
  • Center of Interest of the Catalan Pro-Europe Board.
  • Audiovisuals.
  • Internet.
  • Archive.
  • Book loans. 

Personalized services:

  • The reader’s cards will be delivered immediately, only by presenting the D.N.I. or other supporting document. 
  • You can make loan renewals by phone. 
  • You can also make desiderates by means of email. 
  • Documents that are not available in our library, can be obtained from other centers through the Interlibrary Loan Service. 
  • In the “Links” section, you can find various online catalogs and interest addresses related to libraries, books and culture.

Useful information

  • Where: Plaça del Castell, 13, 43870 Amposta, Tarragona, Espanya
  • Timetable: Monday, wednesday and Friday from 16:30 to 19:30h; Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00h; Saturday and Sunday closed.
  • Telèfon: 977 70 48 21
  • Email: bcsja@amposta.cat
  • MORE INFORMATION: http://www.bibliotecasjarbo.cat
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