The Archive of Galicia, situated in the building adjacent to the Library, was inaugurated on January 11th, 2011, by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Destined to become the flagship and center of reference for Galicia's archive system, its mission is to receive, keep and render available to citizens all public or private documents in any type of format (paper, video, photographs, audio, etc.) that should be preserved due to their value.

By virtue of its dual nature: administrative and historical-cultural, it shall also keep the documents issued by the activities of the  Xunta de Galicia and its dependencies, ensuring access for citizens both at the facilities as well as via the Internet. By managing the documentary heritage, the Galician Archives shall become a safeguard for a significant part of Galicia's memory, fostering the recovery and valuation of the documentary collections relevant to emigration. Educators, researchers, creators and artists, as well as the general public may access the documentation they may need for administrative, research or cultural purposes.


  • Level 1 - 1.250 m2 usable area: Technical rooms, connection to the loading/unloading bays.
  • Level 2 - 5.589 m2 usable area: Reception, cataloging, reprography and digitalization, offices, underground connection to the Library, reading room, research center, center for facilities management and main storeroom.
  • Level 3 - 4.386 m2 usable area: Main access, commercial areas and facilities, information desk, cloakroom and exhibition area.