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ALICANTE’S MARQ Archaeological Museum has one of the most important specialised libraries in the province.

Located in the neo-Gothic chapel of the old San Juan de Dios Hospital, built between 1926 and 1929, there are 40,000 volumes of historical and documentary books.

Composed of two rooms and adjoining chapel it houses special collections and general literature on various subjects, especially those related to archaeology, history, art and anthropology.

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MARQ’S library is designed as a study centre where experts, scientists or people with an interest in the humanities and history can post questions, conduct research, expand their knowledge or verify data on specific facts and events.

Monographs, journals and publications from both direct acquisition and exchanges with other institutions form the basis of the audiovisual library, which is divided into 16 sections.


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