National Library, Brasilia

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Part of the landmark Complexo Cultural da República, National Library houses a collection of 300,000 items, many of which are rare copies of works by some of Brazil’s most respected authors. This modern structure, easily accessible from any part of the city, is made of white concrete and was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Inside the library’s reading rooms and auditoriums guided tours can take you through the history of this country, as well as the development of its modern literature. Make it an educational outing for your children on a rainy day, or spend a lazy afternoon reading or catching up on your mail--free internet access is provided inside. Plan your National Library visit and explore what else you can see and do in Brasilia using our Brasilia online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Who had the courage to call it the national library, should be penalized ... half a dozen plateleiras!!! You should visit a library to see the heresy that are doing nothing but ANOTHER HANGER jobs in Brasilia. Don't waste your time going there!
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  • Another work of my namesake of Niemeyer's last name. Only this time, something went wrong with the project. Did all the structural calculations for the library. Just forgot to take into account a single thing: after ready, would be supplied to be packed with books. Not calculated the weight of the books. That's why so many people complaining of poverty, little variety. Most of the collection had to be scanned not to weigh ... Moreover, I'm not going to talk anymore ... kkkk
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  • I'm going there very often, use the study hall with Wifi, tables, chairs and taken to the personal notebook. Has no more of desk-top computers on the ground floor, where you could use the machines of own research library, this is disabled. But the second floor has a room for meetings and a large collection covering many areas of knowledge, some with more options and other less.
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  • Looks a bit sad, neglected inside. Staff isn't very helpful to find books in english. Probably all books only in portuguese. At least the architecture from outside is worth to pass by.
  • Beautiful arquiteture but inside there is nothing, all the building is just hide
  • Worst library in Brasil!!
  • Cool place, but there is not a good variety of books.
  • Don't bother going inside because there is little to see. Snap a few pictures of the exterior and move on.
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