National Library of Spain
|Reference to legal mandate||Royal Decree 1581/1991 on October 31st.|
|Items collected||books, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings and manuscripts|
|Size||26,000,000 items, including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 30,000 manuscripts, 143,000 newspapers and serials, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 510,000 music scores, etc.|
|Legal deposit||Yes, by Decree on December 23rd 1957|
|Access and use|
|Access requirements||Access to reproductions and post-1958 materials is open to Biblioteca Nacional library card holders. Access to pre-1958 materials is only allowed with a researcher card. Materials in exceptional circumstances are subject to special restrictions.|
|Members||115,707 readers in 2007. The web users in the same year were 1,800,935.|
|Director||Ana Santos Aramburo (since 2013)|
|Staff||1025 (including external employees)|
|National Library of Spain|
|Native name |
Spanish: Biblioteca Nacional de España
|Official name: Biblioteca Nacional de España|
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. It is also one of the world's largest libraries. It was started by King Philip V of Spain in 1712.
References[change | change source]
- "Carnés de la Biblioteca". www.bne.es (in Spanish). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- "Carné de investigador. Biblioteca Nacional de España". www.bne.es (in Spanish). 12 December 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services, ed. Robert Wedgeworth (Chicago : American Library Association, 1993), p. 783
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