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Virtual Library Services

A gateway to available learning and information resources through a single platform.



The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number. It is a unique identifier for books and book-like products published internationally. You can apply here.


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ISBN issued in Nigeria can be verified here.


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Our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is a tools for public especially the Librarian for the use of copy catalog. Access Our OPAC


National Repository of Nigeria (NRN)

The Apex Repository of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with objectives to preserve in electronic format the intellectual and cultural resources of Nigeria for posterity.

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From The National Librarian's Desk

As Nigeria's National Library, we are committed to the collection of all published materials in Nigeria as well as materials published by Nigerians anywhere in the world and about Nigeria, making same available to readers both in physical/hard copies in our branches and in digital formats through the national virtual library.

Latest News

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 / 02:17 PM

Prof . Anunobi Decries Literacy Gap in Nigeria

The National Librarian, Professor Chinwe Anunobi has decried the literacy gap in Nigeria, which contributes to the declining reading culture amongst Nigerians. She made this known during a Literacy...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023 / 01:54 PM

National Library Decentralizes Cataloguing Operations

The National Library of Nigeria has decentralized its cataloguing operations to enhance efficiency and save cost. Going forward, state branches of the organization are ...

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Monday, November 27, 2023 / 04:45 PM

Nigeria Library Association Appoints Anunobi, Others as Fellows, Brand Ambassadors

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Library of Nigeria (NLN), Prof. Chinwe Veronica Anunobi has been awarded a fellowship, by the Nigerian Library Association, which also appointed her its ...

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