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Mandate

The National Library of Nigeria is the apex Library and the giant memory of the nation.  It is the intellectual store-house and the databank of learning in the remembrance process.

Established by Act No. 29 of 1970.  Its mandate is:

  • to establish and maintain in accordance with this Act, the National Library of Nigeria, and
  • to provide in accordance with this Act such services as in the opinion of the Board are usually provided by national libraries of the highest standing