National Library of Jordan

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National Library of Jordan
دائرة المكتبة الوطنية
Country Jordan
Type Public, National library.
Established1977(42 years ago) (1977)
LocationHaroun Al Rasheed St 9, Amman
Legal deposit yes

The National Library of Jordan is the legal deposit and copyright library for Jordan [1] It was founded in 1977 [2]

Jordan Arab country in Western Asia

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and the east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a short 26-kilometre (16 mi) coastline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.



[3] </ref>* 1990: The Directorate of Libraries and National Documents was replaced by two new entities:

  • Department of the National Library.
  • Documentation Center

Department of the National Library tasks

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  1. Handbook on the international exchange of publications
    • 1977: Dr. Ahmad Hikmat Sharkas established the Directorate of Libraries and National Documents.<ref>