Focus Friday – National Libraries

A national library is a library specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the preeminent repository of information for that country. Unlike public libraries, these rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or significant works; such as the Library of Congress’s Gutenberg Bible. National libraries are usually notable for their size, compared to that of other libraries in the same country.

Library of Congress (StreetView)
Library of Congress

Cathedral of Our Lady & National Library (Google Maps)
Cathedral of Our Lady & National Library
Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica (National and University Library Zabreb) (Google Maps)
Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica (National and University Library Zabreb)

Hofburg (Google Maps)
Hofburg

Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid (Google Maps)
Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid

Biblioteca Nacional (Google Maps)
Biblioteca Nacional
National Belarusian Library (Google Maps)
National Belarusian Library

Canadian National Library and Archives (Google Maps)
Canadian National Library and Archives
Þjóðminjasafn Íslands (National Museum of Iceland) (Google Maps)
Þjóðminjasafn Íslands (National Museum of Iceland)

National Library of Australia (Google Maps)
National Library of Australia

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