National Library of Cape Verde

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National Library of Cape Verde
Instituto de Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro
Biblioteca Nacional, Praia, Cape Verde.jpg
Country Cape Verde
Location Praia
Coordinates 14°55′02″N23°30′41″W / 14.9172°N 23.5114°W / 14.9172; -23.5114 Coordinates: 14°55′02″N23°30′41″W / 14.9172°N 23.5114°W / 14.9172; -23.5114
Items collected30,000 books
Legal deposit yes
Other information
DirectorDr. Joaquim Morais
Website (in Portuguese)
National Library of Cape Verde

The National Library of Cape Verde (Portuguese : Instituto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro) is located in Praia, Cape Verde. The library was established in 1999. [1] The library maintains the National Bibliography, contains the country's historical archives and the theses and dissertation bank and is a legal deposit. [2] It also serves as the public library of Praia, the country's capital.



In 2001, the library established the Institute of the National Library and the Book (Instituto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro) which aims to promote literacy, particularly among children and young adults. [2] According to the United Nations, as of 2015 approximately 86 percent of adult Cape Verdeans are literate. [3] The project also works to disperse texts throughout the country and support national authors. [2] The library has a partnership with the country's municipal libraries to create National Network Public Libraries, a national bibliographic digital database and online public access catalog. [2]

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  1. Marcel Lajeunesse, ed. (2008). "Cap-Vert". Les Bibliothèques nationales de la francophonie (PDF) (in French) (3rd ed.). Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. OCLC   401164333. Lock-green.svg
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Biblioteca Nacional Cabo Verde - Quem Somos" (in Portuguese). National Library of Cape Verde. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018.
  3. "Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years (both sexes, female, male)". UIS.Stat. Montreal: UNESCO Institute for Statistics . Retrieved 25 August 2017.