Its Regional Library plays a key role in the cultural and educational life of the port of Antofagasta in northern Chile.
Jorge Washington 2623, Antofagasta, Chile
Tues-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
The Antofagasta Regional Library is part of Chile's National System of Public Libraries. It opened in 2013 and is housed in the Edificio de los Servicios Públicos (Public Services Building) on the city's Plaza de Armas square.
The imposing building is one of the landmarks of the historical quarter of Antofagasta and was declared a National Monument in 2009. Dating back to the 1920s, it was built in the French neoclassical style in reinforced concrete and plaster, with wooden windows and staircases.
The building is also home to a number of other public services, including the post office.
The services offered by the Antofagasta Regional Library include: