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The National Library of Kuwait is the national library and legal deposit and copyright library for Kuwait. It was founded in 1923 through the efforts of several Kuwaiti writers, and received its collection from the library of the Kuwaiti Charitable Society, which was founded in 1913. The library is currently located on Arabian Gulf Street.
In 1994, Emiri Decree #52 officially ordered the creation of the National Library of Kuwait, and entrusted it with the responsibility of collecting, organizing, preserving, and documenting the national heritage and the state of Kuwait's intellectual and cultural output.