National Library of Spain

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National Library of Spain
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Agency overview
Formed 1712
Preceding agency Parliamentary Library
Jurisdiction Government of Spain
Website
http://www.bne.es/en/

The National Library of Spain (Spanish: Biblioteca Nacional de España) is the national library of Spain. It is located in Madrid. It is Spain's largest library.[1] It is also one of the world's largest libraries. It was started by King Philip V of Spain in 1712.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services, ed. Robert Wedgeworth (Chicago : American Library Association, 1993), p. 783

Other websites[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 40°25′25.49″N 3°41′24.16″W / 40.4237472°N 3.6900444°W / 40.4237472; -3.6900444