National Library of Spain
The National Library of Spain (Spanish: Biblioteca Nacional de España) is in Madrid. It is Spain's largest library. It is also one of the world's largest libraries. It was started by King Philip V of Spain in 1712.
|Reference to legal mandate||Royal Decree 1581/1991 on October 31st.|
|Items collected||books, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings and manuscripts|
|Size||26,000,000 items, including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 30,000 manuscripts, 143,000 newspapers and serials, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 510,000 music scores, etc.|
|Legal deposit||Yes, by Decree on December 23rd 1957|
|Access and use|
|Access requirements||Access to reproductions and post-1958 materials is open to Biblioteca Nacional library card holders. Access to pre-1958 materials is only allowed with a researcher card. Materials in exceptional circumstances are subject to special restrictions.|
|Members||115,707 readers in 2007. The web users in the same year were 1,800,935.|
|Director||Ana Santos Aramburo (since 2013)|
|Staff||1025 (including external employees)|
|National Library of Spain|
|Native name |
Spanish: Biblioteca Nacional de España
|Official name: Biblioteca Nacional de España|
- "Carnés de la Biblioteca". www.bne.es (in Spanish). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- "Carné de investigador. Biblioteca Nacional de España". www.bne.es (in Spanish). 12 December 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
- World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services, ed. Robert Wedgeworth (Chicago : American Library Association, 1993), p. 783
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