Sunday, April 29, 2007

A good read

Bigastro was apparently one of the first towns in the area to have a mobile library service dating back to 1935.

In 1961 the library moved to one of the halls on the ground floor of the Town Hall.

On the 28th of March 1987 the library, of almost 11,000 books, transferred to the Centro Social Integrado.

When the new Auditorio Municipal "Francisco Grau" opened last year, the library moved to its present location.

The new library has over 15,000 books along with periodicals, newspapers and internet linked computers.

Apart from the reference section, all of the books are available for loan - a maximum of 3 for up to 15 days.

Finding what you want is easy because you can search for a particular book via the online catalogue which lists all of books available in every library in Alicante. Using this system, the reader can request a book from any of the libraries in the province.

For a copy of the form to get a reader card click on this link.

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