National Library of Cape Verde

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National Library of Cape Verde
Instituto de Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro
Biblioteca Nacional, Praia, Cape Verde.jpg
CountryCape Verde
Coordinates14°55′02″N 23°30′41″W / 14.9172°N 23.5114°W / 14.9172; -23.5114Coordinates: 14°55′02″N 23°30′41″W / 14.9172°N 23.5114°W / 14.9172; -23.5114
Items collected30,000 books
Legal deposityes
Other information
DirectorDr. Joaquim Morais (in Portuguese)

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.


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. Free to read
  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.

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