Municipal Library of Santiago Nicomedes Guzmán


226 Guardiamarina Ernesto Riquelme St. between Agustinas and  Huérfanos St.


+56 2 26881247

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.






It was inaugurated in May 2015 and reopened in December 2022, in a building at Calle Riquelme 226, in the Brasil neighborhood. It has three floors and a large terrace for cultural activities, as well as a children’s room, rooms for workshops and parking.

It bears the name of the Santiago writer, Nicomedes Guzmán, who in 1944 won the Municipal Literature Prize with his novel “La Sangre y la esperanza”. The year 2014 marked the 70th anniversary of that event and the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The objective of this library is to contribute to the cultural and educational development of the community, facilitating spaces, services and resources for access to information and knowledge of neighbors, students and the community in general.

It has a fund of 16,000 volumes available for consultation and reading, in addition to home loans, book reservations, and consultation in the newspaper and magazine room. Along with this, extension activities are carried out such as storytelling, artistic exhibitions, thematic talks, film sessions, as well as free workshops for the community.

Guardia Marina Ernesto Riquelme, 226, Santiago.

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