National Library of Panama

The Biblioteca Nacional de Panamá (in English: National Library of Panama), in Panama City, is the legal deposit and copyright library for Panama.


The library opened its doors on July 11, 1942, in a room located between 5th and 6th streets, adjacent to the presidency. In January 1961 the venue was moved to a building which had previously served as the Ricardo H. Newman College. On September 24, 1987, the library moved to Memorial Park Omar Torrijos, on Avenida Belisario Porras.

Library directorsEdit

Directors National Library Foundation of Panama (1996–present)Edit

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Coordinates: 9°00′01″N 79°30′28″W / 9.0002°N 79.5078°W / 9.0002; -79.5078