National Library of Malta
|National Library of Malta|
|Purpose/focus||reference library, legal deposit|
|Location||36 Old Treasury Street, Valletta, Malta|
The National Library of Malta, often known as the Bibliotheca, is a reference library in Valletta, Malta. It was founded in 1766 during the grand-mastership of Emmanuel de Rohan. For a time it was known as the Bibliotheca Tanseana in honour of Louis Guérin de Tencin, whose collections formed the nucleus of the library. It became a legal deposit library in 1925, and from 1936 was known as the Royal Malta Library. The name was changed to National Library of Malta in 1976.
- History. Malta Libraries. Archived 3 February 2014.