Located within the facilities of La Aurora zoological gardens, it is directed by the Centro de Conservacion para la Biodiversidad de Guatemala (CCBG, or Institute for the Preservation of the Biodiversity of Guatemala). The library offers advice and informal educational services to children and young people on all subjects related to ecology, animals, environment, natural resources and history. It also offers a children's books and magazines section. BAN's educational program consists of chats for children aimed at developing their interest in reading. There are also courses for children between the ages of two and twelve, as well as talks by organized groups.