The idea of setting up the National Library of Nigeria began with the role of the Nigerian Division of West African Library Association (WALA) whose efforts and activities were more directly connected with the realization of the dream for a National Library of Nigeria, a dream that dated back 1930s. Following the recommendation of the Nigerian Division of (WALA), which later became the Nigerian Library Association in 1962, a Library Advisory committee was established in the late 50’s. This Committee had the assignment of working out plans for library services in the country and to persuade the government to agree to set up a National Library. On the attainment of independence, the Nigerian government embraced the idea of a National Library as proposed by the association.

The Ford Foundation of America agreed not only to finance but also provide the necessary expertise for a feasibility study. The survey recommended a National Library of Nigeria, thus backing up the recommendation of the Library Advisory Committee. Dr Carl White a distinguished Scholar/Librarian was appointed to come to Nigeria in February 1962 to assist in setting up necessary technical personnel for the National Library. Thus, in September 1964, the government passed the first legislation. 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.

NIGERIA LIBRARIES CONTACT DETAILS

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Abuja Headquarters Office
National Library of Nigeria
Plot 274, Sanusi Dantata House,
Way, Central Business District,
PMB 1, Garki – Abuja.

Abuja Headquarters Office
The Director National Bibliographic Control Dept.
National Library of Nigeria Hqrts. Office
Central Business District
P.M.B. 1 Garki – Abuja.
Nigeria.
Tel: 07030617969, 08156591428
Email: isbn@nln.gov.ng

LAGOS  OFFICE 
National Library of Nigeria,
Reference and Users Services,
227, Herbert Macauly Street, Yaba,
PMB 12626, Marina, Lagos.
Tel: 08136383341, 08052277043

ABIA STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Abia State Branch
Ohokobe Townhall, Ibeku
Umuahia.
Tel: 08057891750

ADAMAWA STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Adamawa State Branch,
Modibo Adamu Way,
Near Aliyu Mustapha Primary School,
P.M.B 2124, Yola.
Tel: 08053471015

BAUCHI STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Bauchi State Branch,
Yakubu Bauchi Road,
PMB 2082, (Kobi street) Bauchi
Tel: 08033919868, 08022555193

BENUE BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Benue State Branch,
No. 31, J.S. Tarka Road,
Beside Fire Services,
Makurdi.

CROSS RIVER
National Library of Nigeria,
Cross River State Branch,
2, Otop Abasi Street,
P.M.B. 1197, Calabar
Tel: 08023413051

EDO STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Edo State Branch,
Ministry of Education Premises,
Iyaro, PMB 1551, Benin City
Tel: 08037184265

ENUGU STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Enugu state branch,
Independence layout,
Auchi Road,
PMB 1242, Enugu,
Tel: 08038624690, 08026761515

GOMBE BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Gombe State Branch,
Duku Road, Opposite Prison Yard,
Gombe.
Tel: 08030607624

IMO STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Imo State Branch,
Plot 34,Ikenegbu layout, PMB 1556, Owerri,
Tel: 08033000794

KADUNA STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Kaduna State Branch,
Bida Road,
PMB 2184, Kaduna,
Tel: 08033642758

KANO BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Kano State Branch,
Kofar Nassarawa,
Opposite Kano Printing Press,
P.M.B. 3246, Kano.
Tel: 08054514942

KWARA BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Kwara State Branch,
Herald Newspaper Office Premises,
Offa Road,
P.M.B. 1447. Ilorin.
Tel: 08023385067

KATSINA BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Katsina State Branch,
Fagaci Estate,
Beside Fidelity Bank, IBB Way,
Katsina.
Tel: 08061188417

NASSARAWA BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Nassarawa State Branch,
P.M.B 147, Shendam Road,
Lafia.
Tel: 08075122603

NIGER BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria,
Niger State Branch,
Mohammed Road,
Old Airport Road, P.M.B. 171,
Minna.
Tel: 07088151516

OGUN STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Ogun State Branch,
83, Ijemo Agbadu Road,
P.M.B. 2007, Sapon-Abeokuta.
ogun State.
Tel:

ONDO STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Ondo State Branch,
Oda Road,
P.M.B.087, Akure.
Ondo State.
Tel: 08034646787, 08077988546

OSUN STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Osun State Branch,
KM 2, New Ikiru Road, Omo West,
New NYSC Secretariat,
P.M.B. 4393, Osogbo. Osun State.
Tel: 07061164108, 08032975987

OYO STATE
National Library of Nigeria,
Oyo State Branch,
Plot 774, Iyaganku, GRA,
Opp. Court of Appeal, Ibadan.
Oyo State.
Tel: 08037222943, 08125658999

SOKOTO BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria
12, Sultan Bello road,
P.M.B. 2251, Sokoto.
Tel: 07036952980

TARABA BRANCH
National Library of Nigeria
G.T.T.S. Best Centre,
P.M.B. 1142, Jalingo
Tel: 08072051286

FCT ABUJA
National Library of Nigeria
Reference and User Services,
Mokwa Street, off Mashood Abiola Way,
Area 2, Garki, Abuja
Tel: 08035986675

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