Public Library of Brasilia: renovations and reopening

On May 15, 2018, the Public Library of Brasilia reopened after some renovation works to the building. In attendance on that special day was the librarian Neusa Dourado, the library's founder.

Lateral externa (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

A cultural institution

The Public Library of Brasilia, which is located in an affluent area of the capital at EQS 312/313, is a hugely important cultural institution, serving the local community and the residents of the surrounding regions. 

Mobiliário novo (2018) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

The renovations

Having been open for almost 30 years, both the furnishings and the space itself were starting to show signs of wear and tear and the local community demanded improvements. Renovation works were needed. 

Acervo (2018) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Organização do acervo (2018) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

A community project

Civil servants, local residents, and volunteers organized a task force, working together so that the library could reopen as quickly as possible.

Organização do acervo (2018) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Fita de inauguração (2018-05-15) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Reopening

The library reopened its doors to the local community on May 15, 2018, with Neusa Dourado—the person originally behind the idea for the library—as a guest of honor. 

Neusa Dourado (2018-05-15) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Contadores de historias (2018-05-15) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Estantes de livros (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Archive

The library has a wide and up-to-date book collection, with around 20,000 items available for loan and on-site reference. 

Estantes de livros (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Estantes de livros (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Estante de exposição (2018) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Cabines de estudo (2018) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Study booths

The library has 24 individual study booths with WiFi internet access and sockets so that users can use their own personal equipment for their studies.

Cabines de estudo (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Telecentro (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Telecenter

The Telecenter is an interactive area for internet access, video lessons, and social media. It is also intended to be used for any courses and talks offered by the library as part of its community continuing training program. 

Telecentro (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Espaço infantil (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Children's area

Children also have their own space at the Public Library of Brasilia. With the decor and furnishings set up just for them, the Children's Area has its own collection of comics, games, and books.

Espaço infantil (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Estante de livros infantis (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Jardim de leitura (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Reading garden

With its comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, the reading garden is one of the most unusual features at the Public Library of Brasilia. It is an outside space, surrounded by plants and trees, where groups can gather around the desks to socialize and study together. The library also uses the area for different kinds of events.

Jardim de leitura (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Sétima Roda de Choro (2020) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, from 7.30 AM to 6.00 PM, and Saturday, from 7.30 AM to 1.30 PM
The reception desk will close 30 minutes before the library closing time.
How to find us and our contact details
Address: EQS 312/313 – Brasília – DF
Telephone: (61) 3245-5022/3245-1885
E-mail: gbpb@cultura.df.gov.br
E-mail: bibpub312@gmail.com
https://www.instagram.com/bibliotecapublicadebrasilia
https://www.facebook.com/bibliotecapublicadebrasilia

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