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.

National Library of Cape Verde
Instituto de Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro
14°55′02″N 23°30′41″W / 14.9172°N 23.5114°W / 14.9172; -23.5114
LocationPraia, Cape Verde
Items collected30,000 books
Legal deposityes
Other information
DirectorDr. Joaquim Morais (in Portuguese)



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.  
  2. ^ a b c d "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.