Euskal Biblioteka

Euskal Biblioteka

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Since the creation of Labayru Fundazioa, the Euskal Biblioteka project has been a major undertaking because of its role and importance in research work. It houses all kinds of publications on Basque culture, whatever the language they were originally written in, including literature, linguistics, law, history, geography and music.

It now holds 54 148 books, 4900 periodical publications, 14 720 brochures, 1797 cultural heritage videos, 508 audios from the oral archive and 1636 DVDs from Batarrita Archive.

Although originally set up as a library, Euskal Biblioteka is today an integral media centre with material in all kinds of supports. It boasts a collection of 54 148 books, some of which are absolutely unique, and has one of the best newspaper and journal archives in the area; it also owns an abundant collection of brochures, posters, maps and other material; the photograph archive is huge, combining vintage and present-day photographs; and there is a vast audiovisual collection comprising recordings associated with the local popular heritage.

Most of the collection is catalogued and available online.

The library regularly exchanges material with other libraries to complete collections, loans and general information.

The Basque Government acknowledges our library as a centre of bibliographical wealth.