Discover the supramunicipal library of San Zoilo.
It is located in the Royal Monastery of San Zoilo, a restored sixteenth-century building that now occupies the function of library. Inside it keeps a beautiful two-storey patio that you should not miss. In the center there is a fountain and also has on the top floor with access by elevator.
The Municipal Library of San Zoilo (Antequera) occupies the former Monastery of San Zoilo, located in Plaza Fernández Viagas s/n de Antequera, declared BIC by Decree of 17 May 1973 (BOE nº 134 of 5 June 1973).
The inauguration of this new library service meant, on the one hand, the disappearance of the Municipal Public Library of Antequera and, on the other, it also means encompassing the Antequerana Library, owned by Unicaja, which transferred its funds and personnel to it. The merger of the two libraries contributed nearly 60,000 starting volumes to the new service.
The Municipal Public Library of Antequera was founded in 1960 at the request of the state administration with an endowment of new funds in the basement of the City Council. In 1978 it moved to C / Encarnación and in 1984 the distribution of powers from the state administration to the autonomous one was approved. From that moment it has double ownership, municipal and autonomous.
Among its funds is a donation belonging to the Hospital de Antequera composed of books on medicine of the S. XVII-XIX. It also has other books of interest published before 1900 and acquired through bookstores of old books and auctions.
It also has an important local and historical newspaper library with titles such as Antequera in Fiestas. And other titles such as: El Sol de Antequera, El Heraldo de Antequera, Patria Chica, Antikaria, La Verdad, La Unión Patriótica, El Porvenir, El Guadalhorce, La Razón, El Antequerano, transferred to the Municipal Historical Archive for better conservation.
Among its collection of local historical background highlights the
Cancionero de Antequera
, s. XVI, which has a modern edition under the direction of Dámaso Alonso. It also has an interesting collection of books on art that José María Fernández donated to his city from Antequera.
Address: Fernandez Viagas Square, Antequera, Málaga
Schedule: Monday to Saturday: 8:30 – 21:00
Phone: 952 70 83 37