Colombia Archives and Libraries

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Archivo General de la Nación (AGN)

The General Archive of Colombia is located in Bogotá.   It is responsible for preserving and disseminating the documentary heritage of Colombia. To visit their website, click here.  (It has a link to view the webpage in English.)

Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia

Opened on January 9, 1777, the National Library of Colombia is the oldest library of its kind in America.  It also includes a link to read it in English and contains a digital library.  To visit the website, click here.

Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango (BLAA)

The Luis Angel Arango Library (BLAA), headquartered in Bogotá with branches in 17 places throughout the country, can be seen by clicking here. It has a section called BLAA Digital, where you can read books online.

Other Major Libraries