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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.


ISBN Verification

ISBN issued in Nigeria can be verified here.


Index to Nigeria Newspapers

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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

Thursday, February 22, 2024 / 03:31 AM

National Library Launches Nigeria Language Map

The National Library of Nigeria on the 21st February 2024 launched the Nigeria language map which comprises of all the languages in Nigeria, during the commemoration of the International Mother Lan...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 / 09:47 PM

NLN Commemorates World Read Aloud Day

  1. The World-Read-Aloud-Day, a global event celebrated in over 170 countries across the globe was commemorated at the National Library headquarters and it's branches ...

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Monday, February 12, 2024 / 02:38 PM

Prof. Anunobi Urges Staff to Enhance Competence


The National Librarian/CEO, Prof. Chinwe Anunobi, has charged the Administrative Staff of the organization to continually build their competence as they optima...

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