The Central Library of the Ministry of Culture was created in 1985 in order to provide support to the activities of the Ministry and its staff.
You can find three different archives in the library:
- Archives specializing in cultural policy, the sociology of culture, the economy of culture, cultural statistics, cultural management, the financing of culture, cultural consumption, cultural industries, etc.
- Archives specializing in administrative law, financial and budgetary law, cultural law, budgetary techniques and public accounting, personnel training and management, and administration planning and scheduling.
- Archives published by the Ministry of Culture. A copy of all publications published by the Ministry is catalogued and saved (except posters, leaflets and brochures).
The library is part of the network of Specialised Libraries of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which is a set of specialised libraries belonging to the administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya and public entities depending thereon.
The library users are mainly staff of the Ministry of Culture, universities, researchers and companies and organizations related to research and cultural management.