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Thursday, 28 January 2016

The National Libraries-World Wide

The National Libraries-World Wide

A national library is specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the pre-eminent repository of information for that country. Unlike public libraries, they rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or significant works; such as the Gutenberg Bible. National libraries are usually notable for their size, compared to that of other libraries in the same country. Some national libraries may be thematic or specialized in some specific domains, beside or in replacement of the 'main' national library.

Some national entities which are not independent but who wish to preserve their particular culture, have established a national library with all the attributes of such institutions, such as legal deposit.
Many national libraries cooperate within the National Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to discuss their common tasks, define and promote common standards and carry out projects helping them to fulfil their duties. National libraries of Europe participate in The European Library. This is a service of The Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).
The list below is organized alphabetically by country, according to the list of sovereign states, including, at its end an 'other states' section for non-sovereign states. A "♦" indicates a national library of a constituent country or dependent state. It is listed under the sovereign state which governs that entity. Sovereign states are listed even when they have no national library or when the existence and name of a national library could not yet be ascertained. Other states, constituent countries and dependent states are listed only if they have a national library.

List of the National Libraries all over world Alphabetically Country wise


College of The Bahamas Library (de facto)

Burma (Myanmar)

[national library created in legislation but does not exist yet]

National Library José Martí (Biblioteca Nacional José Martí)[7]

National Library of El Salvador (Biblioteca Nacional Francisco Gavidia)

Frankfurt a.M. and Leipzig
Kiel and Hamburg
Cologne and Bonn
George Padmore Research Library (division of Ghana Library Board)

Rabat and Tétouan
= المكتبة الوطنية للمملكة المغربية)

Pulchowk, Lalitpur
see under the second word

Oslo and Mo i Rana

see under the second word, with the two exceptions below

Pretoria and Cape Town

[No national library, but database available]

National Central Library / Tanzania Library Services Board = Bodi Ya Huduma Za Maktaba Tanzania

London and Boston Spa (Wetherby)
Virgin Islands, British
Isle of Man
National Library and Archives (Manx National Heritage)
Library of Congress (de facto)

Other States

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