The National Library of Nigeria came into existence by the National Library Act passed in September, 1964.
This Act was later replaced and substituted with the National Library Decree No 29 of 1970. It is a grade “A” parastatal and the apex library in the country.
It is the giant memory of the nation, her intellectual store house and data bank for learning and remembering process.
It is the Vanguard of library development and information services delivery, advising institutions, organizations and MDAs at all levels of government on library development.