National Library of Bangladesh

national library

The National Library of Bangladesh (NLB) is the legal depository of all new books and other printed materials published in Bangladesh under the copyright law of Bangladesh. It was founded in 1973, but it traces its origins back to 1967. After the Partition of the Subcontinent in 1947, the federal government of Pakistan established the National Library of Pakistan in Karachi in 1962 and a provincial book deposit branch of the Pakistan National Library in Dhaka in 1967. After the secession war of the nation, it was keenly felt by all quarters that a national library is indispensable for the new-born nation.