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Manuel Alegre Public Library


Manuel Alegre Public Library


This public Library is seen as an ideal place for meeting and discovery, where one can find dream material, enchantment and investigation, excellence and modernity, in a dynamic global offer of services of added informative, educational, cultural and social value.


Distance from Bairrada Spaces

Curia: 21km - 24min

Oliveira do Bairro: 13,4km - 16min


In January 2003, the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation donated the existing bibliographical collection of this Municipal Library, thus changing its name to Municipal Library of Águeda.

On September 1st, 2009, the new Municipal Library was opened to the public in new installations and with a new patron: Dr. Manuel Alegre. It is a BM2 Library and has a gross construction area of 2496 m2, distributed over 5 floors, by which are distributed the various spaces and services for the public and technicians. The project was designed by the Architect Alcino Soutinho.


Monday: 13h00-19h00

Tuesday to Friday: 10h00-19h00

Saturday: 10h00-12h30

(Closed on Saturdays during August)


As a public space, the Library aims to offer services that respond to the real needs of the citizens that seek it, from the basic right to information and knowledge, through information and technological literacy, to lifelong education. At the same time, it is a space for debate and cultural restlessness, giving particular emphasis to its function as a space that favours the inclusion of all citizens, their full social integration, as well as privileging its institutional relationship with the other social partners.

Manuel Alegre Public Library

Avenida 25 de Abril, Nº 3

3750-101 Águeda


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