Biblioteca Pública Estadual do Ceará

Biblioteca Pública Estadual do Ceará


The State Public Library of Ceará - BECE is a cultural and educational equipment of the Secretariat of Culture of the State of Ceará, managed by the Instituto Dragão do Mar, of public interest, open to the entire population of Ceará, which aims to contribute to access to knowledge, culture, information, training of readers and leisure for all citizens, providing collections and services.

Located in the city of Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará, the BECE is an institution of memory, of safekeeping, and of access to the bibliographic heritage of Ceará since its creation. It is the largest, in terms of quantity and historical importance of its collection, and the oldest library in Ceará. Founded in 1867, the BECE, in the year of its 155th anniversary celebrations, expands its institutional boundaries through Google Arts and Culture, presenting to the Brazilian and foreign public part of the rich documental collection that constitutes it.

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Menezes Pimentel Public Library GovernorAv. Presidente Castelo Branco
Av. Leste Oeste, 255 - Centro
Fortaleza - CE
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Opening hours
Tuesday9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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