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A national library is a library established by a government as a country's preeminent repository of information. Unlike public libraries, these rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or significant works. A national library is that library which has the duty of collecting and preserving the literature of the nation within and outside the country. Thus, national libraries are those libraries whose community is the nation at large. Examples include the British Library, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.
There are wider definitions of a national library, putting less emphasis to the repository character.
National libraries are usually notable for their size, compared to that of other libraries in the same country. Some states 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 fulfill their duties. National libraries of Europe participate in The European Library. This is a service of The Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).
National Library of Thailand Reviews
The National Library of Thailand was created in 1905 with the merger of three existing royal libraries. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture in... more »
歩いていると立派な建物があったので調べてみると国立図書館。いざ館内も見学しようと思って事務員の方に聞くも英語が全く通じず断念、、、観光で来るほどでは無いですが、建物は素晴らしいのでバスからチラ見位がいいかもしれません、、 more »Look had a splendid walking and national library. I think when it comes to visit hotel, ask the Clerk to English lines, abandoned, come, is building a great so bus nipple slip seen may be a good place,
Very big library , comfortable, easy to access. It is national library
It's relatively quiet (as it's Monday) and the facilities are new and clean. There are plenty of space for working group and laptop desk.
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