Rossend Arús i Arderiu

"The greater the enlightenment of a nation, the further it is from absolutism"

THE ARÚS PUBLIC LIBRARY

A haven of knowledge and education for people of any social class, gender and age.

The Arús Public Library was founded by Rossend Arús i Arderiu as a general library in 1895, as a means to provide education to the people of Barcelona. Currently, it has become a research centre specialised in freemasonry, labour movement, anarchism, and the Sherlock Holmes universe. Additionally, it holds a very important historical collection covering all subjects of human knowledge, with a predominance of works published in the 19th and first third of the 20th centuries.

TAKE A TOUR WITH US

Discover an historic library

EXHIBITIONS

Check out our current and past exhibitions.

GUIDED TOURS

Follow our expert guides into the library’s historic halls.

Reservation necessary for groups and student tours

VIRTUAL TOUR

Come see the library from the comfort of your own home!

Upcoming events

Del 25 d’abril al 7 d’octubre de 2024 |  Entrada lliure

Dissabte, 22 de juny de 2024 |  Diferents horaris

Dissabte, 29 de juny de 2024 |  Diferents horaris

Dimarts, 2 de juliol de 2024 |  Diferents horaris

Dimarts, 9 de juliol de 2024 |  Diferents horaris

Dimarts, 16 de juliol de 2024 |  Diferents horaris

BOOK
SPONSORSHIP

Would you like to sponsor one of the Libraries treasures? Join the book digitalization campaign and help us save our heritage!

You can choose amongst several of our rarest documents and sponsor its digitalization with any amount you see fit, starting at 10€

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La Biblioteca estarà tancada per vacances des de l’1 al 31 d’Agost inclusivament.
La Biblioteca estará cerrada por vacaciones desde el 1 al 31 de Agosto inclusive.
The Library will be closed for holidays from 1 to 31 August inclusive.