Biblioteca Mário de Andrade (EN)

Established in 1925, it is the second largest library in the country. The collection of more than four million items includes books, journals, maps and multimedia, as well as an important collection of art books, a UN depository library, and a collection of rare works. The building, which houses the library since 1942, was designed by Jacques Pilon, being a landmark of modern architecture in the city.


– Biblioteca Mário de Andrade [Mario de Andrade Library] operated for 15 years at number 37 of Rua Sete de Abril [street] [7th of April Street].

– Its collection was created upon purchase of the library of Convento de São Francisco (over 5,000 volumes) and the bookstore of Dom Mateus de Abreu Pereira (approximately 1,060 volumes).

– Rarities are kept in the library, including printed material prior to the discovery of Brazil.

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Address: Rua da Consolação, 94.

Opening hours: open for visits from Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open to the public.