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Mark Twain Library

At Centro Cultural, we host the most complete system of bilingual libraries in Costa Rica.

The Mark Twain Libraries, located in our San Pedro, La Sabana, Cartago, Heredia and Alajuela centers, house more than 18,000 books and documents.

We offer a wide variety of resources for research and English learning and teaching: books, audio books, current international magazines, videos, DVDs, multimedia encyclopedias, the most important newspapers from the United States and Costa Rica, as well as other resources.

Active students at Centro Cultural receive free membership in the Mark Twain Library system. Non-student members of the general public may join the library with a very affordable fee.

All of our library users may check out materials for home use.

Additional services offered by Mark Twain Libraries

Virtual card catalogue EOS

The catalogue of library resources is available online, so you can check the availability of a book from the comfort of your home, workplace or school.

Work stations

We offer work stations for students and library users to navigate Internet, print, scan documents, etc.

Guided visits

We hold public talks on how to take advantage of the available resources in the learning process. These events are designed for school-age and university students, and are held in English or Spanish.

Activities and workshops for children

The Mark Twain Library organizes many activities during the year for boys and girls of all ages, to promote enjoyment of reading at an early age.

Library facility rental

Another service offered by CCCN is the rental of Mark Twain Library facilities for outside activities related to education. We offer our facilities for talks, author presentations, among other educational activities.