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Angra do Heroísmo Public Library and Regional Archives

The Angra do Heroísmo Public Library and Regional Archives performs the duties attributed by Regional Implementing Decree no. 13/2001/A, of 7 November, in particular those established in Article 11 therein.

Regional archives and public libraries are responsible for:
a) Fostering the implementation of regional archive and library-economic policy in accordance with the guidelines of the Regional Directorate for Culture;
b) Incorporating the documentation of central, regional and local government and other entities, as described in law;
c) Guaranteeing the processing, upkeep and diffusion of the documents under its care;
d) Providing technical and logistic support to the libraries of the public reading network;
e) Coordinating access to its collections and pursuing concrete preservation strategies, namely in fostering the transfer of media and their dissemination;
f) Maintaining the quality of the archives as a fundamental resource of administration;
g) Carrying out the right of preference, in representation of the region, as regards the sale of libraries and archives of cultural value;
h) Making endeavour to ensure that municipal councils and other public and privately owned entities holding documents with cultural value conveniently preserve and process the same according to standard inventory, classification and indexing rules;
i) Organising and promoting training initiatives aimed at improving the scientific, technical and professional skills of its employees.

Constitutive Documents:


Regional Implementing Decree no. 13/2001/A, of 7 September, Article 11 (PT)

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