Reference/Libraries/National lists the web sites of national libraries worldwide, whose content is also presented in English.
A national library is a library established by the government of a country, and whose role is to serve as the preeminent repository of information for that country.

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Al-Assad National Library
Official site provides information about Syria's national library and its structure, activities, services and book fair. [Arabic, English]
Azerbaijan National Library
Provides details about the institution's history, structure, activity, online and printed resources, registration conditions, and opening hours. Located in Baku.
Bermuda National Library
Details on the institution's history, activity, current projects, plus references on the youth, adult, and technical services provided. Located in Hamilton, HM.
Biblioteca Nacional d'Andorra
General information about the institution, as well as about its history, functions, services, publications, and an online resource catalogue. Andorra.
Biblioteca Nacional di Aruba
Online information about the library's history, activity, facilities, departments, and opening hours. Site also includes pages dedicated to kids and teens. Aruba.
Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma
Brief information on the library's history, collections, catalogues, services and exhibitions. Features a section with access to the institution's online catalogues. Italy.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Provides online access to collections and virtual exhibitions, as well as details for readers, professionals, and institutions interested in patronage or partnerships. Located in Paris, France.
The British Library
Official depository of the United Kingdom and one the largest research institutions in the world. Maintains collections of primary and secondary resource materials dealing with most areas of intellectual inquiry. Locations in London and West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Deutsche National Bibliothek
News and information about the institution's activity, catalogues and collections, online publications, and services. Divisions in Berlin, Leipzig, and Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The European Library
Information about the National Libraries of Europe, their services and the online exhibitions they offer. Located in The Hague, The Netherlands.
German National Library of Medicine ZB MED - Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences
News and details about the services provided and about the library's online resources. Divisions in Köln and in Bonn.
Jewish National and University Library
Provides information related to the library's activity, current projects and exhibitions, online catalogues, and contact references. Located in Jerusalem, Israel.
Library and Archives Canada
Information on the library's history, activity and staff, including details about its services and collections. Canada.
Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania
Details about the institution's history, activity, holdings, services, collections, and catalogues. Also included are section referring to current cultural exhibitions and publications printed by the library. Located in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica (NUK)
General information for the public, publishers and libraries, including lists of recent events, and access to the institution's digital collections. Located in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski"
General information referring to the library's history, activities, holdings, services, and catalogues. Located in Skopje. Macedonia.
National and University Library of Iceland
Information on the library's history, activity, collections, journals, services and online access to the institution's catalogues and databases. Located in Reykjavík, Iceland.
National Archives and National Library of Bangladesh
Historic and administrative information, along with details on the library's collections, services, and publications. Bangladesh.
National Diet Library
Provides access to online catalogues and collections, along with details on the library's activity, services, and current exhibitions. Located in Tokyo. Japan.
National Library & Archives of Bhutan
Information on the library's history, functions, collections, facilities, and publications. Link to on-line catalouge. One of the largest collection of Buddhist texts. Located in Thimphu, Bhutan.
National Library and Archives Organisation of Iran (NLAI)
Details about the organisation, current events, services, collections and publications. Located in Tehran, Iran.
National Library Board Singapore
Included online are details about the services, catalogues, collections and printed materials available to the general public by the National Library, and other Public and Reference libraries in Singapore.
National Library of Armenia
Brief information on the history, services, and the printed and digital collections of the institution. Located in Yerevan, Armenia.
National Library of Australia
Provides news and information on the institution's activity, services, collections, and opening hours. Located in Canberra, Australia.
National Library of Belarus
Site displays news, lists of services provided, and details on the institution's activity, resources, and current exhibitions. Belarus.
National Library of Estonia
Provides information for the general public, libraries and for publishers, along with details on the institution's cultural center and resources grouped in online catalogues and collections. Established in Tallinn.
National Library of Ethiopia
Information on the institution's history, collections, and access conditions. Ethiopia.
National Library of Finland
General information on the library, its collections, services, cultural activities, and references for publishers and other libraries. Established at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
National Library of Greece
On-site resources include information on the services provided for researchers, publishers, libraries, librarians, and the general public. Located in Athens, Greece.
National Library of Ireland
Details about services, collections, catalogues and databases, the digital library, and a list of current events. Established in Dublin, Ireland.
National Library of Jamaica
Information about the library's activity, facilities, services, catalogues, and collections. Located in Kingston. Most of the resources provided are available in .doc (document) format. Jamaica.
National Library of Korea
General information about the institution, lists of activities and current events, and details on how to access the library's resources, for the general public. Located in Seoul, Korea.
National Library of Latvia - Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka
General information about the institution, with details about its services and opening hours. Located in Riga, Latvia.
National Library of New Zealand
Site displays information referring to the library's services, collections, and online catalogues. Located in Wellington, New Zealand.
National Library of Norway - Nasjonalbiblioteket
Online presentation of the library's services, collections, digital catalogs, and current projects. Located in Oslo, Norway.
National Library of Pakistan (NLP)
Details about the library's activities, infrastructure, administration and information for the general public. Special section about the library for children. Located in Islamabad, Pakistan.
National Library of Republic Kazakhstan
Details about the library's activity, structure, services and international cooperation project. Also included are references about current exhibitions and sections with online access to digital documents, archives and databases. Kazakhstan.
National Library of Russia
Provides access to catalogues, indexes, electronic delivery service, information about services, publications, and activities of the library. Located in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
National Library of Scotland
A complete list of library catalogs and indexes, current exhibitions and a digital library. Located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
National Library of Serbia
Provides access to online catalogues and collections, lists of current projects, events and publications, as well as insights on the institution's educational center and digital library. Established in Belgrade, Serbia.
National Library of Sweden
Provides news, information on the library's activity, facilities and services, along with references for the general public, libraries, publishers, and mass media. Located in Stockholm.
National Library of Thailand (NLT)
Brief information about the institution's history, organisation, services, and online catalogs. Located in Bangkok, Thailand.
National Library of the Czech Republic
Information about the history, activity, current events and the exhibitions organized by the library, along with access to online catalogues and databases. Located in Prague.
National Library of the Netherlands - Koninklijke Bibliotheek
News, details about the library's history and services, as well as online access to the institution's catalogues and collections. Located in Amsterdam, Holland.
National Library of Uganda
Provides information on the library's services, collections, publications, projects and recent cultural exhibitions. Located in Kampala, Uganda.
National Library of Wales - Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
Books, maps, manuscripts, archives, bibliography, pictures, and photographs dealing with Welch history and culture. Located in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom.
Nepal National Library
Established by His Majesty’s government in 1957. General information about library and its collections and catalogues, section for children, and details for the general public. Situated in Lalitpur.
Poland National Library
Details on the institution's history, collections, online catalogues, and databases, including brief presentations of current projects and programs, and references for the general public. Located in Warsaw.
The Royal Library
Details about the history, services and the functions of the library, along with information on disciplines and digital or printed materials available to the general public. Denmark.
Russian State Library
Information about the institution's collections, catalogues, services, current projects and access to an online digital library. Located in Moscow.
St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria
News and details on the institution's history, activity, services, publications, and catalogues. Bulgaria.
Swiss National Library (NL) - Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek
Included online are details about collections, professional services, opening hours and facilities. Located in Bern.
Taiwan National Central Library (NCL)
Introduction to the institution's history, structure and services, including references pertaining to available collections, research projects, and international collaborations. Located in Taipei.
United States National Agricultural Library
Part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, the NAL serves as the nation's chief information resource for agricultural information. Information about the library's catalogs, collections, information centers, and services. Located in Beltsville, Maryland.
United States National Library of Medicine
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health; offers access to consumer, patient, and physician information, including Medline. Located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
Brief information about the library's history, activity, facilities, and collections. Located in Kiev, Ukraine.
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Included online are details on the library's catalogues and databases, services, projects, public collections, museums, and opening hours. Austria.

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