Mario de Andrade Library, Sao Paulo

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The largest public library in the city, Sao Paulo’s Mario de Andrade Library serves a dual purpose as an important cultural institution and an intriguing attraction for visitors. Situated in a downtown Art Deco building replete with stark stone columns and flanked by palms and coconut trees, the library is considered to be one of the city’s architectural style icons. Before you head to Sao Paulo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sao Paulo tour itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Sao Paulo has to offer, including Mario de Andrade Library.
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  • In the course of my first graduation (end of the ' 80)-and even later, in the post was very usual go to Mário de Andrade for bibliographic searches. Compared to other municipal districts, libraries, also good, your collection was extensive and thorough, with great rigour in controls, even in internal consultations. But when now and return her to a more informal use, understand that publications, books, magazines and periodicals, existing before, have become unavailable. The justification given is that, over the years, some of these items were stolen. The classic example is the old Magazines Headline, in hard covers; the most coveted and rare literally ripped out of the bound set. What did the complete coverage of Joelma fire is one of the examples. Many that copies were stop on the free market and OLX, the extortionate prices.
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  • Well located, modern and beautiful. Mario de Andrade library is definitely a point to visit and spend an afternoon reading great works of literature.
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  • Located in downtown São Paulo, imposing building, this library offers access to a large collection, great space to sit and read a book, browse, find authors, in a spacious, clean and with great care, some days there are theatrical performances and musicals, consult programming, stroll a must.
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  • Named after one of the Brazilian modernism biggest names is also one of the state main public library. It is second to none in Brazil. Unfortunately it is not 24/7 anymore, so check the hours. No parking nearby.
  • It looks good.
  • Imagine having to show your ID to enter a place that is a joke compared with libraries elsewhere. Ask to see the English books and you get four-page catalogue from which you have to choose although none of them are worth even considering no matter how desperate you are to read.
  • Nice architecture, worth stopping by if you're in the area
  • Polite and helpful staff plus free access to wifi!
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