A Rocha Peixoto Municipal Library It is the municipal library of Povoa de Varzim. Founded in 1880, then it was a small library call Biblioteca Popular Camões, created by the tercentenary of the height of Luís de Camões death. In 1913, It diversifies the library to receive, as heritage, the documentary core poveiro scientist Rocha Peixoto, which leads to that in 1966, at the time of the first centenary of his birth, goes a denominar Rocha Peixoto Municipal Library. Note also that, After several changes of buildings, eventually be installed, definitely, the contemporary building in the street Manuel Lopes, by the architect J. J. Silva Garcia, no ano de 1991.
In 2006, with the deaths of Manuel Amorim and Manuel Lopes, the library also received a legacy their personal libraries. Note that these two figures have dedicated themselves to the study of the city: Manuel Amorim evidenced by the deepening of local history and Manuel Lopes, Director of the library until his death, focused on local culture, as the reconstruction of Lancha Poveira Faith in God ou a mostra de “Acronyms poveiras” (chosen as the European year of exposure, in 1980). It is also to say that Manuel Lopes was a supporter of local customs and aspired to the creation of Pole Poveiros Studies.