Bogota Travel Guide - The 22 Places To Go in Bogotá: Public Library Virgilio Barco

Public Library Virgilio Barco


This library is located at the geographic heart of bogota, It has an area of 16,092 m² and a capacity for 150,000 people, has a collection of 150,000 volumes, 640 seats for reading and the average monthly number of users is 91,032. The library was designed by the architect Rogelio Salmona. Its peculiar architecture is worthy of note because it makes the library does not need artificial light during the day.

The main room has three levels, one for reading, reading cubicles, video library, sound library, digital catalogs, Internet and multimedia. An auditorium for 500 people, music room, exhibition and information on Bogotá. It also has a children's room with capacity for 100 children with toy library and workshops, puppet theater.

Besides all of that also count with an outside caffe with an spectacular water mirror, green zones to relax, Its offer a very iteresting option for visitors, because count with full equipment of books and Cumputers.

Location: Avenue Cra. 60 No. 57 - 60, at the side of Parque Simón Bolívar

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