Public libraries in mid size towns in the state of Amazonas, Brazil

posted on 22.05.2019 by Soraia Pereira Magalhães

Abstract The work consists in the result of a diagnostic study on public libraries held in the municipalities of Coari, Itacoatiara, Manacapuru, Parintins, Tabatinga and Tefé, located in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. It presents data from field surveys developed between the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 that aimed to analyse physical installations, as well as services, frequency of users, professional performance and among other things, the level of interaction of the State system of public libraries with the municipalities. The research of quantitative nature used methodological parameters established by the nucleus of studies and research of the cities of the Brazilian Amazon that seeks to observe and understand the way of living of the citizens between Amazonian cities from Studies of the Urban network. Without dwelling on theoretical aspects of urban geography, it reflects on the six cities considered average in the amazon context and presents a panorama about its municipal public libraries.