Madrid’s Digital Memory Library (Biblioteca Digital memoriademadrid) was created to circulate via the internet, and facilitate public access to, the rich historical and cultural history of Madrid that the city council conserves through its various institutions.
To do this, the Library makes publicly available in digital format. They come from the various organisations within the city council that help to maintain Madrid's cultural memory. The municipal newspaper library, town archive, history library, History Museum, municipal printing press and the Victor Espinós Library are the principal sources from which the library has created its digital collection. It contains almost two million images, which serve to display the city's memory. Through collaboration and cooperation, the library also strives to integrate them with other projects of a similar nature, both on national and international levels.
These objectives affirm the need to publicise and diffuse the project as much as possible, without limiting its reach to solely an academic or research-driven audience.
The library hopes to open a door to the memory of the city, that everybody will be able to access.
Circulation and awareness are two of the library's firmest commitments. In this way, it aims to open up Madrid's documented heritage to all citizens, whether they are curious casual visitors, or scholars of the city's history. The ultimate intention is to enable our visitors to access this collection of digital reproductions of our resources in a form that simulates, as much as is possible, the direct physical experience.
es C/ Conde Duque, 9-11 (North Terrace, 2nd Floor)
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8.00 - 15.30
The library offers an entirely virtual service, except for special circumstances when guided tours are given.