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La Biblioteca Casita Azul


Bienvenido a Casita Azul, an education and learning space that supports York’s increasing socio-environmental research, education and community outreach in the South West part of Costa Rica. Casita Azul is a little bit of many things – part academic library, part public library, part resources centre, part community hub and very much a place for community engagement.

The vague definition is perfect for Casita Azul. It is unique and flexible, it puts people first, it is innovative and adaptable. Its starting values are around openness, inclusiveness, education, environmentalism, sustainability, and community wellbeing.

Situated in the midst of the local communities in Costa Rica, Casita Azul supports and enhances York’s Eco-Campus and Semester Abroad in Costa Rica while playing an important role in community engagement, research intensification, knowledge mobilization, citizen science, research dissemination, engagement and outreach while offering access to the online and print resources and educational programs.

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Hours and Location

Casita Azul is situated in the vibrant and biodiverse Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor, in Santa Elena, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica. It can be found by following local landmarks such as 300 meters south from the Santa Elena school. For detailed instructions please see our Contact Us page

Due to the ever changing nature of Casita Azul, hours and days of operation are announced on a weekly basis.

Please see our Facebook page for up to date hours.

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Our Story

Information about the past, present, & future of Casita Azul


Learn about sustainability projects and UN SDG goals being led by Casita Azul

Collection & Services

Find out more about the collections and services offered to students, researchers, and the local community