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AFGHANISTAN

Kabul Public Library
Address: Charaii-i-Malik Asghar, Kabul

ALBANIA

Bibliothèque nationale
Tirana

ALGERIA

Bibliothèque nationale d'Algérie
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: 1, avenue Frantz Fanon, Algiers
Tel.: (213-2) 63 10 49; 63 06 32
Fax: (213-2) 61 04 35
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Mohamed Aïsa Oumoussa
Founded in: 1835
Librarian: Farida Belkadi
Number of employees: 145
Surface: 4,800 m2
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 420 places
Annual number of users:

ANGOLA

Biblioteca Nacional de Angola
Depository library since: 1985
Special section for UNESCO:
Contact: Maria José Ramos-> Director
Address: B.P. 2915, Luanda
Tel.: (244-2) 32 63 98; 32 63 31; 32 67 99
Fax: (244-2) 32 62 99
Organization:
Linked with: Minister of Education and Culture
Director or person in charge: Maria José Ramos
Founded in: 1968
Librarian:
Number of employees: 42
Surface: 1049,5 m²
Total number of volumes: 88500
Seating capacity: 64 places
Annual number of users: 38533Abrazos Maria José

ARGENTINA

Centro de Documentación Internacional de la Comisión Argentina de Cooperación con la UNESCO
Depository library since: 1957
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: Agüero 2502, 1425 Buenos Aires
Tel.: (54-1) 801 89 12
Fax: (54-1) 814 37 89
Organization:
Linked with: Centro de Documentación
Director or person in charge: Francisco Piñón
Founded in: 1957
Librarians: Graciela Medina, Susana Sabater
Number of employees:
Surface: 366 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,500
Seating capacity: 66 places
Annual number of users: 3,000

AUSTRALIA

National Library of Australia
Gift and exchange unit
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Senior Librarian, Overseas Collection Development
Address: Overseas Collection Development, National Library, Canberra A.C.T. 2600
Tel.: (61) 2 6262 1388
Fax: (61) 2 6273 4322
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Jan Fullerton
Founded in: 1960
Librarian: Jan Fullerton
Number of employees: 460
Surface: 42,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 5,272,000
Seating capacity: 450 places
Annual number of users: 250,000

AUSTRIA

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Generaldirektion
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Hans Marte - Generaldirektor
Address: Josefsplatz 1, A- 1015 Vienna
Tel.: (43-1) 53410
Fax: (43-1) 53 41 02 80
Telex: 112626
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Science
and research
Director or person in charge:
Hans Marte
Founded in: fourteenth century
Librarian: Hans Marte
Number of employees: 267
Surface: 41,939 m2
Total number of volumes: 3,100,000
Seating capacity: 626 places
Annual number of users: 361,000

AZERBAIDJAN

M. F. Akhundov State Library
Foreign Literature Dept.
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: L. Yu. Gafurova - Director
Address: ul. Khagani 29, 370601 Baku
Tel.: (994-12) 93 40 03
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: L. Yu. Gafurova
Founded in: 1923
Librarian: L. Yu. Gafurova
Number of employees: 350
Surface: 13,379 m2
Total number of volumes: 4,406,636
Seating capacity: 750 places
Annual number of users: 170,000

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BAHAMAS

Ministry of Education and Culture
Learning Resources Unit
Address: P.O. Box N. 3913/4, Nassau N.P.

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh Central Public Library
Department of Public Libraries
Depository library since: early 1960s
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbagh, Dhaka
Tel.: (880-2) 50 08 19; 50 08 39; 50 28 16
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Cultural Affairs
Director or person in charge: Chief Librarian
Founded in: 1958
Librarian: A. F. M. Badiur Rahman
Number of employees: 100
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 114,340
Seating capacity: 434 places
Annual number of users: 600,000

BARBADOS

University of the West Indies
Main Library
Address: P.O. Box 1334, Bridgetown

BELARUS

Bibliothèque Nationale de Bélarus
Littérature étrangère
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Irène Kourbatoff - Bibliothécaire en chef du Département
Address: 9, rue Chyrvonaarmejskaja, 220636 Minsk
Tel.: (7) 27 54 63
Fax: (7) 27 54 63
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère de la Culture de Bélarus
Director or person in charge: G. N. Olejnik
Founded in: 1922
Librarian: G. N. Olejnik
Number of employees: 520
Surface: 11,806 m2
Total number of volumes: 7,300,000
Seating capacity: 990 places
Annual number of users: 37,000

BELGIUM

Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: 4, bd de l Empereur, B-1000 Brussels
Tel.: (32-2) 519 53 11
Fax: (32-2) 519 55 33
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Pierre Cockshaw
Founded in: 1837
Librarian:
Number of employees: 220
Surface: 67,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 3,200,000
Seating capacity: 360 places
Annual number of users: 63,433

BENIN

Bibliothèque nationale du Bénin
Depository library since: 1987
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Julien C. Djosse - Conservateur
Address: B.P. 401, Porto Novo
Tel.: (229) 21 25 85
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
Director or person in charge: Julien C. Djosse
Founded in: 1975
Librarian: Julien C. Djosse
Number of employees: 28
Surface: 2,500 m2
Total number of volumes: 13,000
Seating capacity: 150 places
Annual number of users: 10,000

BOLIVIA

Biblioteca Nacional
Address: Sucre

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sveuciliste i Mostary/University of Mostar
Address: Put Za Glavicu, 10, 88000 Mostar

BOTSWANA

National Library
Address: Private Bag 0036, Gaborone

BRAZIL

Fundaç o biblioteca nacional (FBN)
Depository library since: 1948
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Affonso Romano de Sant Anna - President
Address: Av. Rio Branco, 219/239, C.E.P. 20.040- 008 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Tel.: (55-21) 262 82 55; 240 80 79
Fax: (55-21) 220 41 73
Telex: 212 29 41
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère de la Culture
Director or person in charge: Affonso Romano de Sant Anna
Founded in: 1810
Librarian: Affonso Romano de Sant Anna
Number of employees: 510
Surface: 23,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 8,000,000
Seating capacity: 400 places
Annual number of users: 520,000

Biblioteca Pública Municipal M. de Andrade
Address: 94, rua da Consolaç o, 01302- 000 S o Paulo SP

BULGARIA

SS Cyril and Methodius National Library
Official Publications Dept.
Depository library since: 1956
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Iskra Kurteva - Head, Official Publications Dept.
Address: 88 Vasil Levski Blvd, 1504 Sofia
Tel.: (359-2) 88 28 11, ext. 320
Fax: (359-2) 88 16 00
Telex: 22432 NATLIB
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Alexandra Dipchikova
Founded in: 1878
Librarian: Alexandra Dipchikova
Number of employees: 350
Surface: 16,500 m2
Total number of volumes: 6,645,458
Seating capacity: 415 places
Annual number of users: 240,000

BURKINA FASO

Commission nationale burkinabe pour l UNESCO
Depository library since: 1961
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: 03 B.P. 7046, Ouagadougou 03
Tel.: (226) 30 70 15
Fax: (226) 31 56 14
Telex: SEGEGOUV 5555BF
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Moussa Ernest Ouedraogo
Founded in: 1961
Librarian: Élise T. Conseibo
Number of employees: 2
Surface: 80 m2
Total number of volumes: 4,207
Seating capacity: 40 places
Annual number of users: 150

BURUNDI

Université du Burundi
Bibliothèque
Address: B.P. 1550, Bujumbura

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CAMEROON

Bibliothèque nationale
Address: B.P. 1568, Yaoundé

CANADA

National Library of Canada / Bibliothèque nationale du canada
Depository library since: 1971
Special section for UNESCO:
Contact: Alice McClymont - Head, Collection Management, Reference and Information Services
Address: 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, KlA ON4
Tel.: (1-613) 995 94 81
Fax: (1-613) 943 11 12
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Marianne Scott
Founded in: 1953
Librarian: Marianne Scott
Number of employees: 509
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 14,500,000
Seating capacity: 139 places
Annual number of users: 350,000

CAPE VERDE

Institut cap-verdien du livre
Bibliothèque
Address: Praia

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Commission Nationale Centrafricaine pour l UNESCO
Depository library since: 1962
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Abel Koulaninga - Secrétaire général
Address: B.P. 1583, Bangui
Tel.: (236) 61 43 00
Fax: (236) 61 35 61
Telex: 5333 RC BANGUI
Organization:
Linked with: Ministères des Enseignements, de la Coordination des Recherches et de la Technologie
Director or person in charge: Abel Koulaninga
Founded in: 1962
Librarian: Augustin Dongola
Number of employees: 4
Surface: 150 m2
Total number of volumes: 1,260
Seating capacity: 100 places
Annual number of users: 4,800

CHAD

Service des archives et de la bibliothèque nationales
Depository library since: 1982
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Wazoumi Ponlibé de Gaulle - Conservateur
Address: B.P. 2056, N Djaména
Tel.: (235) 51 33 75
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère de l Éducation Nationale, de la Culture, de la Jeunesse et des Sports
Director or person in charge: Wazoumi Ponlibé de Gaulle
Founded in: 1981
Librarian: Wazoumi Ponlibé de Gaulle
Number of employees: 11
Surface: 1,080 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,000
Seating capacity: 30 places
Annual number of users: 3,500

CHILE

Biblioteca Nacional
Organismos Internacionales
Depository library since: 1946
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Carmen García - Bibliotecologa
Address: P.O. Box 3187, Santiago de Chile
Tel.:
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos
Director or person in charge: Marta Cruz- Coke Madrid
Founded in:
Librarian: Paulina Lagréze Astete
Number of employees: 2
Surface: 135 m2
Total number of VOLUMES:
Seating capacity: 20 places
Annual number of users:

CHINA

Section for International Organization and Foreign Government Publications
National Library of China
Address: 33 Zhongguancun Nandajie
Beijing 100081
Cai Dan (Ms.): Section Chief
E-mail: caidan@nlc.gov.cn
Tel: +86 10 8854 5274
Zhang Leilei (Ms.): Deputy Section Chief
E-mail: zhangleilei@nlc.gov.cn
Tel: +86 10 8854 4210
E-Mail for public inquiries: wgcbwz@nlc.gov.cn


COLOMBIA

Biblioteca Nacional
Address: Calle 24, N. 5 60, Bogotá

Biblioteca Pública Piloto de Medellín
Address: Carrera 64 X, avenida Colombia N. 50/32, Medellín

CONGO

Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Bibliothèque
Address: Brazzaville

COSTA RICA

Biblioteca Nacional Miguel Obregón Lizano
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: Apdo 10.008- 1.000, San José
Tel.: (506) 221 24 36; 221 24 79
Fax: (506) 23 55 10
Organization:
Linked with: Ministerio de Cultura, Juventud y Deportes
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1889
Librarian:
Number of employees: 77
Surface: 7,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 254,954
Seating capacity: 310 places
Annual number of users: 55,743

CÔTE D IVOIRE

Bibliothèque nationale
Address: B.P. V 180, Abidjan

CROATIA

Nacionalna i sveucilina knjinica/National and University Library
Government Publications
Collection
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Blaenka Peradenic-Kotur - Head, Official Publications Collection
Address: P.O. Box 550, Zagreb (Hrvatske bratske zajednice 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia)
Tel.: 00385/1/ 6164-111, 6164-001;
Fax: 00385/1/ 6164-186;
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1607
Librarian: Dr.sc. Josip Stipanov, Director General
Number of employees: 301
Surface: 45,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,700,000
Seating capacity: 1100 seats


CUBA

Biblioteca Nacional José Martí
Subdirección de Procesos Técnicos
Depository library since: 1947
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Xonia Jiménez López - Sub-Directora
Address: Plaza de la Revolución, Apartado 6881, Havana (Ave. Independencia entre Rancho Boyeros y Aranguren, Plaza de la
Revolución), Havana
Tel.: (53-7) 70 59 46
Fax: (53-7) 33 50 72
Telex: 51-1963
Organization:
Linked with: Ministerio de la Cultura
Director or person in charge: Marta Terry González
Founded in: 1901
Librarians: Isora Rodriguez, Gloria López, Bárbara Lombira
Number of employees:
Surface: 60,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,500
Seating capacity: 500 places
Annual number of users:

CYPRUS

The Cyprus Library
Address: Eleftheria Square, Nicosia

CZECH REPUBLIC

Národní knihovna v Praze/National Library in Prague
Services Dept.
Depository library since: 1948
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Blanka Vlasáková - Head, Foreign Publications Acquisition Section
Address: Klementinum 190, 110 01 Prague 1
Tel.: (42- 2) 24 22 97 80/81/86/87;
24 22 95 00/04
Fax: (42- 2) 24 22 77 96
Telex: 12 12 07 stkn c
Organization:

Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Vojtech Balík
Founded in: 1948
Librarian: Eva Havelková
Number of employees: 1
Surface: 180 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,500
Seating capacity: 60 places
Annual number of users: 500

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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

The Grand People s Study House of the DPR of Korea
Service of UNESCO Publications
Address: Central District, P.O. Box 200, Pyongyang

DENMARK

The Royal Library
Office of International Publications
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Knudsen Lene - Head of Section
Address: Postbox 2149, DK- 1016 Copenhagen (Christians Brygge 8, Copenhagen)
Tel.: (45- 33) 93 01 11, ext. 341
Fax: (45- 33) 93 22 18
Telex: 15009
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Erland Kolding Nielsen
Founded in: 1653
Librarian:
Number of employees: 5 (Office of Int. Publ.)
Surface: 12,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 4,200,000
Seating capacity: 100 places
Annual number of users:


DOMINICA

Public Library
Library Services
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: Ministry of Education and Sports, Government Headquarters, Roseau (Victoria Street, Roseau)
Tel.: (1809- 448) 2401, ext. 355
Fax: (1809- 448) 5200
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Education and Sports
Director or person in charge: Anne Lewis
Founded in:
Librarian: Magdalene Robin
Number of employees: 14
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 20,000
Seating capacity: 30 places
Annual number of users:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
Biblioteca Central
Address: Apartado 1355, Santo Domingo

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ECUADOR

Biblioteca Nacional del Ecuador
Address: Plaza España 233, Quito

EGYPT

Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO
Informative Documentation Centre (NCIDC)
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Fawzi Abdel Zaher - Secretary- General
Address: Dokki, P.O. 12311, Cairo (17 Kuwait St. (ex. Ismail Abu El Fotuh) Dokki)
Tel.: (20- 2) 360 37 68
Fax: (20- 2) 71 69 47
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Higher Education
Director or person in charge: Fawzi Abdel Zaher
Founded in: 1948
Librarian: Mervat M. Omarl
Number of employees: 8
Surface: 100 m2
Total number of volumes: 6,431
Seating capacity: 20 places
Annual number of users: 4,000

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Address: Shatby, Alexandria 21526
Tel : (+203) 4839999
Fax : (+203) 4820460
Librarian : rania.shaarawy@bibalex.org
Web site: http://www.bibalex.org

EL SALVADOR

Biblioteca Nacional
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: 2455, Centro de Gobierno, San Salvador, El Salvador C.A. (4a, C. Ote. No. 124, San Salvador)
Tel.: (503) 71 56 61
Fax: (503) 71 56 61
Organization:
Linked with: Ministerio de Educación
Director or person in charge: Sonia De La Cruz de Luna
Founded in: 1870
Librarian:
Number of employees: 72
Surface: 9,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 73,000
Seating capacity: 400 places
Annual number of users: 50,000

ESTONIA

National Library of Estonia
Reference and Analysis Centre
Depository library since: 1983
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Piret Räpp - Senior acquisitions librarian
Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu
Tònismägi 2
Tallinn 15189
Tel.: (372- 2) 631 14 19
Fax: (372- 2) 45 33 34; 631 14 10
Telex: 173811 estrree
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Ivi Eenmaa
Founded in: 1918
Librarian: Ivi Eenmaa
Number of employees: 600
Surface: 38,271 m2
Total number of volumes: 4,325,551
Seating capacity: 600 places
Annual number of users:

ETHIOPIA

National Library and Archives of Ethiopia
Address: P.O. Box 717, Addis Ababa

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FIJI

University of the South Pacific
Library
Depository library since: 1977
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Carol Mills - University Librarian
Address: P.O. Box 1168, Suva (Laucala Campus, Laucala Bay Road, Suva)
Tel.: (679) 30 46 23
Fax: (679) 830 08 30
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Esekia Solofa
Founded in: 1968
Librarian: Carol Mills
Number of employees: 62
Surface: 6,500 m2
Total number of volumes: 350,000
Seating capacity: 600 places
Annual number of users: 20,000

FRANCE

Bibliothèque publique d information
Address: 19, rue Beaubourg, F- 75197 Paris Cedex 04

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GABON

Bibliothèque nationale et Documentation gabonaises
Direction générale des Archives
Depository library since: 1970
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Fidèle Ibouili- Nzigou - Directeur général
Address: B.P. 1188 et 2188, Libreville
Tel.: (241) 73 25 43; 73 02 39
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Jérôme Angoune- Nzoghe
Founded in: 1969
Librarian: Jérôme Angoune- Nzoghe
Number of employees: 6
Surface: 602 m2
Total number of volumes: 20,000
Seating capacity: 40 places
Annual number of users: 4,403

GAMBIA

National Library
Address: Reg Pye Lane - P.M.B., Banjul

GEORGIA

State Library Karl Marx of Georgia
Address: Oul. Ketchoveli 5, 78007 Tbilissi 5

GERMANY

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Abt. Bestandsaufbau
Zeitschriftenreferat
D- 10785 Berlin
Tel.: 030-266 24 70

GHANA

The Balme Library
University of Ghana
United Nations Collection
Depository library since: 1963
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Christiana O. Kisiedu - University Librarian
Address: P.O. Box 24, Legon, Accra
Tel.: (233- 21) 77 53 09
Fax: (233- 21) 77 49 67
Telex: 2556- UGL GH / 2164 RIPS GH
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Christiana O. Kisiedu
Founded in: 1959
Librarian: Christiana O. Kisiedu
Number of employees: 94
Surface: 22,195 m2
Total number of volumes: 360,000
Seating capacity: 500 places
Annual number of users:

GREECE

Ethnike bibliothecae tes Hellados
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: 32, Panepistimiou Ave, 106 79 Athens
Tel.: (30- 1) 361 44 13
Fax: (30- 1) 360 84 95
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Panayotis G. Nicolopoulos
Founded in: 1832
Librarian: Panayotis G. Nicolopoulos
Number of employees:
Surface: 7,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,500,000
Seating capacity: 98 places
Annual number of users: 40,000

GUATEMALA

Biblioteca Nacional Luis Cardoza y Aragón
Depository library since: 1980
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Victor Castillo López - Director
5a avenida 7- 326 zona 1, 01001 Guatemala
Tel.: (502- 2) 22443
Fax: (502- 2) 53 90 71
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Victor Castillo López
Founded in: 1879
Librarian: Victor Castillo López
Number of employees: 72
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 130,000
Seating capacity: 200 places
Annual number of users: 154,000

GUINEA

Commission nationale guinéenne pour l UNESCO
Address: B.P. 964, Conakry

GUYANA

National Library
Address: P.O. Box 10240, Georgetown

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HAÏTI

Bibliothèque Nationale d Haïti
Depository library since: 1960
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: 193, rue du Centre, Port- au- Prince
Tel.: (509) 22 11 98; 22 02 36
Fax: (509) 23 87 73
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère de l information de la Culture et de la Coordination
Director or person in charge: Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle
Founded in: 1940
Librarian: Françoise Beaulieu Thybulle
Number of employees: 35
Surface: 1,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 26,000
Seating capacity: 120 places
Annual number of users: 29,500

HONDURAS

Biblioteca Nacional de Honduras
Address: Av. Salvador Mendieta, 116, Tegucigalpa

HONG KONG

Urban Council City Hall
Reference Library
Address: 10/F, City Hall High Block, Edinburgh Place, Hong- Kong

HUNGARY

Library of the Hungarian Parliament
Department of Special Collections
Depository library since: 1961
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Katalin Pintér - Head of the Department of Special Collections
Address: Kossuth Lajos tér 1- 3. P.O. Box 3, H- 1357 Budapest
Tel.: (36- 1) 269 04 20
Fax: (36- 1) 269 04 17
Organization:
Linked with: Parliament
Director or person in charge: Endre Száva- Kováts
Founded in: 1870
Librarian: Endre Száva- Kováts
Number of employees: 103
Surface: 3,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 689,237
Seating capacity: 160 places
Annual number of users: 60,000

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ICELAND

Landsbokasafn Islands/Bibliothèque nationale d Islande
Address: Hverfisgata, IS- 101 Reykjavik

INDIA

Indian National Commission for Co- operation with UNESCO
Library, Ministry of Human Resource Development
Address: Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001

INDONESIA

Perpustakaan Nasional/National Library of Indonesia
Address: Jl. Salemba Raya 28, P.O. Box 3624, Jakarta 10002

IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)

National Library
Technical and General Services
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: Sh. Bahonar Street, Tehran 19548
Tel.: (98- 21) 28 09 37
Fax: (98- 21) 28 86 80; 808 89 50
Organization:
Linked with: The Office of the President
Director or person in charge: M. Khatami
Founded in: 1937
Librarian: M. Khatami
Number of employees: 300
Surface: 8,300 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 500,000
Seating capacity: 300 places
Annual number of users: 3,776

IRAQ

Central Library of Baghdad University
Depository Department
Depository library since: 1960
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Zeki Al- Werdi - University Librarian
Address: P.O. Box 12, Baghdad (Jadiriya, Baghdad)
Tel.: (964- 1) 010 96 41; 776 26 15
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Director or person in charge: The University President
Founded in: 1960
Librarian: Zeki Al- Werdi
Number of employees: 50
Surface: 7,600 m2
Total number of volumes: 500,000
Seating capacity: 450 places
Annual number of users: 2,000

IRELAND

The National Library of Ireland
Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht
Depository library since: 1946
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Gerard Long - Assistant Keeper
Address: Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Tel.: (353- 1) 661 88 11
Fax: (353- 1) 676 66 90
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Patricia Donlon
Founded in: 1877
Librarian: Patricia Donlon
Number of employees: 63
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 7,000,000
Seating capacity: 77 places
Annual number of users:

ISRAEL

Jewish National and University Library
General Reading Room: UNO and EEC Collections
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Shelly Benvenisti - Head of General Reading Room: UNO and EEC Collections
Address: P.O. Box 503, Jerusalem
Tel.: (972- 2) 58 50 32
Fax: (972- 2) 58 63 15
Organization:
Linked with: Hebrew University
Director or person in charge: Israel Shatzman
Founded in: 1946
Librarian: Shelly Benvenisti
Number of employees: 1
Surface:
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 160 places
Annual number of users: 1,000

ITALY

Commission nationale italienne pour l UNESCO
Bibliothèque
Depository library since: 1954
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Emma Gazzara - Bibliothécaire
Address: Piazza Firenze, 27, 00186 Rome
Tel.: (39- 6) 687 37 17
Fax: (39- 6) 687 36 84
Telex: 626641 ITALUN I
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Le Secrétaire général
Founded in: 1954
Librarian: Emma Gazzara
Number of employees: 3
Surface: 90 m2
Total number of volumes: 11,000
Seating capacity: 20 places
Annual number of users: 2,500

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JAMAICA

National Library of Jamaica
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: John Aarons - Director
Address: P.O. Box 823, Kingston (12 East Street, Kingston)
Tel.: (1809) 922 06 20
Fax: (1809) 922 55 67
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Education and Culture
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1979
Librarian: John Aarons
Number of employees: 54
Surface:
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 25 places
Annual number of users: 3,000

JAPAN

National Diet Library
Depository library since: 1950
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Mieko Hirano - Chief, International Co- operation Division, Library Co- operation Dept.
Address: 1- 10- 1 Nagata- cho, Chiyoda- ku, Tokyo 100
Tel.: (81- 3) 35 81 23 31
Fax: (81- 3) 35 97 91 04
Organization:
Linked with: Diet
Librarian: Makoto Nagao
Founded in: 1948
Number of employees: 850
Surface: 140,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 5,887,597
Seating capacity: 1,150 places
Annual number of users: 460,626

JORDAN

The National Library
Depository library since: 1993
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Ousama Mikdadi, Director- General
Address: P.O. Box 6070, Amman (Al Hussein Bin- Ali St., Amman)
Tel.: (962- 6) 61 03 11; 64 49 85; 64 45 49
Fax: (962- 6) 61 68 32
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Ousama Mikdadi
Founded in: 1990
Librarian: Mahmoud Adawi
Number of employees: 50
Surface: 1,250 m2
Total number of volumes: 70,000
Seating capacity: 100 places
Annual number of users: 3,000

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KAZAKHSTAN

The National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: 14 Abaja Ave, 480013 Almaty 13

KUWAIT

National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters
Department of Central and Public Libraries
Address: P.O. Box 26182, 13122 Safat

KYRGYZSTAN

State Library 'N. G. Tchergtchevski' of Kyrgyzstan
Address: Oul. A. Ogonbaeva 242, 72073 Bichkek

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LAO PEOPLE S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Ministère de l éducation nationale
Institut de recherche des sciences de l éducation
Bibliothèque
Address: Vientiane

LATVIA

National Library of Latvia
Depository library since: 1982
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: Kr Barona 14, Riga, PDP, LV- 1423
Tel.: (371- 2) 28 81 32
Fax: (371- 2) 28 08 51
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Andris Vilks
Founded in: 1919
Librarian: Andris Vilks
Number of employees: 508
Surface: 8,000 m2
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 280 places
Annual number of users: 20,000

LEBANON

Bibliothèque nationale du Liban
Address: c/o Commission nationale libanaise de l UNESCO, Ministère de l éducation Palais de l UNESCO, Beirut

LESOTHO

The National University of Lesotho
The Library
Address: Roma 180

LIBERIA

University of Liberia
The Library
Address: Monrovia

LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA

Libyan National Library
Address: P.O. Box 9127, Benghazi

LITHUANIA

Vilnius University
Library
Depository library since: 1964
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: B. Butkeviciene - Director
Address: Universiteto 3, 2633 Vilnius
Tel.: (370- 2) 61 06 16
Fax:
Telex: 26 12 12 VU SU
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: R. Pavilionis
Founded in: 1570
Librarian: B. Butkeviciene
Number of employees: 270
Surface: 7,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 5,018,719
Seating capacity: 402 places
Annual number of users: 698,879

LUXEMBOURG

Bibliothèque nationale
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: German Gavillan
Address: 37, Bd F. D. Roosevelt,
L- 2450 Luxembourg
Tel.: (352- 2) 22 97 55 - 337
Fax: (352- 2) 47 56 72
Organization: National Library
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Monique Kieffer
Founded in: 1798
Librarian: Monique Kieffer
Number of employees: 50
Surface: 7050 m2
Total number of volumes: 800,000
Seating capacity: 87 places
Annual number of users: 16500

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MACAO

Bibliothèque de Macao
Direcção dos Serviços de Educação et Cultura
Address: Avenida Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, 95, Macau

MADAGASCAR

Bibliothèque universitaire de l'Université de Antananarivo
Depository library since: 1960
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: J.M.R. Andrianiaina
Address: B.P. 908, Antananarivo - 101 (Campus universitaire de l'Université, Antananarivo)
Tel.: (261- 20) 22 612 28
E-mail: bu@univ-antananarivo.mg
Organization: Université d’Antananarivo
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: J.M.R. Andrianiaina
Founded in: 1960
Librarians: J.M.R. Andrianiaina, E. Rakotovao, B. Ramambahasina
Number of employees: 65
Surface: 2,480 m2
Total number of volumes: 397,527
Seating capacity: 500 places
Annual number of users: 160,000

MALAWI

Malawi National Commission for UNESCO
Address: Lilongwe 3

MALAYSIA

National Library of Malaysia
Address: Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur 50572

MALDIVES

The National Library
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: 59 Majeedi Magu,
Male 20- 04
Tel.: (960) 32 39 45; 32 39 44
Fax: (960) 31 37 12
Organization:
Linked with: Office of the President
Director or person in charge: Habeeba Hussain Habeeb
Founded in: 1945
Librarian: Zulfa Mohamed
Number of employees: 32
Surface: 97,775 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 26,780
Seating capacity: 10 places
Annual number of users: 29,814

MALI

Bibliothèque nationale du Mali
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Al Hady Koïta - Directeur
Address: B.P. 159, Bamako (Avenue Kassé Keïta, Bamako)
Tel.: (223) 22 49 63
Fax: (223) 22 83 19
Telex: 2421 MININFO
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Al Hady Koïta
Founded in: 1962
Librarian: Al Hady Koïta
Number of employees: 16
Surface: 250 m2
Total number of volumes: 20,000
Seating capacity: 25 places
Annual number of users: 4,000


MALTA

National Library of Malta
Address: Valletta

MAURITIUS

Mauritius Institute
Depository library since: 1970
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: P.O. Box 54, Port Louis (Chaussée Street, Port Louis)
Tel.: (230) 212 06 39
Fax: (230) 212 57 17
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Arts, Culture, Leisure and Reform Institutions
Director or person in charge: S. Ankiah
Founded in: 1903
Librarian: S. Ankiah
Number of employees: 12
Surface: 500 m2
Total number of volumes: 55,000
Seating capacity: 100 places
Annual number of users: 30,000

MEXICO

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Dirección General de Relaciones Internacionales
Centro de Documentación Internacional SEP/UNESCO
Depository library since: 1984
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: Donceles No. 100, OFNA. 1020, PLANTA BAJA
Centro Historico
06029 Mexico D.F.
Tel.:
53-28-10-00 Ext. 18633 y 18691
Fax:
53-29-69-47
E-Mail: sestrada@triptico.sep.gob.mx

Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Sergio Estrada Quezadas
Founded in: 1984
Librarian: Sergio Estrada Quezadas
Number of employees: 4
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 10,300
Seating capacity:
Annual number of users:

MONACO

Bibliothèque Louis- Notari
Depository library since: 1980
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Rainier Rocchi - Directeur des affaires culturelles
Address: 8, rue Louis- Notari,
MC - 90000 Monaco
Tel.: (33) 93 30 99 09
Fax: (33) 93 15 28 04
Organization:
Linked with: Municipalité de Monaco
Director or person in charge: Hervé Barral
Founded in: 1909
Librarian: Hervé Barral
Number of employees: 13
Surface: 1,200 m2
Total number of volumes: 200,000
Seating capacity: 32 places
Annual number of users: 8,000

MONGOLIA

State Central Library of Mongolia
Acquisitions
Depository library since: 1968
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: 3 Chinggis avenue, 11 Ulan Bator
Tel.: (976) 23100; 32 13 63; 32 56 18
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Zh. Serjee
Founded in: 1921
Librarian:
Number of employees: 103
Surface: 2,450 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 3,000,000
Seating capacity: 350 places
Annual number of users: 150,000

MOROCCO

Bibliothèque Générale et Archives
Ministère des Affaires Culturelles
Depository library since: 1932
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Mohamed Bencherifa - Conservateur
Address: B.P. 1003, Rabat (Avenue Ibn Batouta Agdal, Rabat)
Tel.: (212- 7) 77 21 52; 77 18 90;
77 60 62
Fax: (212- 7) 70 83 18; 70 60 62
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère des Affaires Culturelles
Director or person in charge: Mohamed Bencherifa
Founded in: 1926
Librarian: Yamna Rami
Number of employees: 82
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 500,000
Seating capacity: 110 places
Annual number of users: 40,000

MOZAMBIQUE

Biblioteca Nacional de Mozambique
Address: Avenida 25 de Septembro, Maputo

MYANMAR

Universities Central Library
Address: University Post Office, Rangoon

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NAMIBIA

University of Namibia
Library
Depository library since: 1990
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Mr Moyo - Country Representative
Address: Private Bag 13301, Windhoek (Storch Street 13, Windhoek)
Tel.: (264- 61) 307 21 20
Fax: (264- 61) 307 24 44
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: P. Katjavivi
Founded in: 1980
Librarian: K. E. Avafia
Number of employees: 20
Surface: 348 m2
Total number of volumes: 40,000
Seating capacity: 82 places
Annual number of users: 3,242

NEPAL

Tribhuvan University Central Library
Address: Kirtipur Kathmandu

NETHERLANDS

Emma Foundation
UNESCO Depository library since: 1967
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Mr Floris Methorst, Coordinator
Address: Cremerstraat 245
3532 BJ Utrecht
Tel.: (31- 30) 261 7723
E-mail: emma.utrecht@planet.nl; floris.methorst@planet.nl
Organization:
Linked with:
Coordinator: Mr Floris Methorst
Founded in: 1949
Number of employees: 4
Surface: 120 m2
Total number of volumes: 9,000
Seating capacity: 10 places
Annual number of users: 1,200

NEW ZEALAND

Parliament Library
International Documents Collection
Private Bag 18041
Wellington 6160
New Zealand

Ph +64.4.471 96 10
Fax +64.4.471 2551
E-mail: intdoc@parliament.govt.nz

NICARAGUA

Biblioteca Nacional Rubén Darío
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: Apdo. 101, Managua (Mercado Roberto Huembes, frente a la Administración de Rentas, Managua)
Tel.: (505- 2) 97518
Fax: (505- 2) 94387
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Fidel Coloma González
Founded in: 1882
Librarian: Fidel Coloma González
Number of employees: 100
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 120,000
Seating capacity: 100 places
Annual number of users: 1,200

NIGERIA

National Library of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Information
Address: 4 Wesley Street, P.M.B. 12626, Lagos

NORWAY

University Library of Trondheim
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Bj rn Tagseth - University Librarian
Address: 7004 Trondheim (Erling Skakkes gt. 47c, 7004 Trondheim)
Tel.: (47- 07) 59 21 29
Fax: (47- 07) 59 21 00
Organization:
Linked with: University of Trondheim
Director or person in charge: Kari Christensen
Founded in: 1760
Librarian:
Number of employees: 66
Surface: 4,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 990,000
Seating capacity: 1,235 places
Annual number of users: 10,000

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OMAN

Sultan Qaboos University
Main Library
Depository library since: 1989
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Muhammad Hamed Nasser Al- Amry - Director
Address: Box 37, Zip code 123, Al- Khoudh, Muscat
Tel.: (968) 51 55 02; 51 30 08
Fax: (968) 51 34 13
Telex: 5602 SQU, ON
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1986
Librarian: Muhammad Hamad Al- Amry
Number of employees: 68
Surface: 5,100 m2
Total number of volumes: 104,100
Seating capacity: 5 places
Annual number of users: 243,548

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PAKISTAN

National Library of Pakistan
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: Shahrah- e- Jamhuriat, Islamabad
Tel.: (92- 51) 21 45 23; 81 65 84;
82 64 36; 82 64 40
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Education
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1974
Librarian: Abdul Hafeez Akhtar
Number of employees: 133
Surface: 168,844 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 100,000
Seating capacity: 500 places
Annual number of users:

PALESTINE

Birzeit University
Depository library since: 1979
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: H. Nasir - President
Address: Box 14, Birzeit
Tel.: (972- 2) 95 76 50
Fax: (972- 2) 95 76 56
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Hanna Nasir
Founded in: 1972
Librarian: Afaf Harb
Number of employees: 23
Surface: 4,400 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 100,000
Seating capacity: 500 places
Annual number of users: 150,000

PANAMA

Biblioteca Nacional Ernesto J. Castillero R.
Depository library since: 1951
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Francisco Javier Solís - Director a.i.
Address: 7906, Panamá 9 (San Francisco, Via Porras, Parque Padre Hector Gallego, Panamá)
Tel.: (507) 21 83 60; 21 59 65
Fax: (507) 24 88 46
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Francisco Javier Solís
Founded in: 1941
Librarian: Francisco Javier Solís
Number of employees: 30
Surface: 4,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 131,000
Seating capacity: 390 places
Annual number of users: 17,280

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The University of Papua New Guinea
The Michael Somare Library
Address: P.O. Box 320, Port- Moresby

PARAGUAY

Biblioteca Nacional
Address: P.O. Box 2931, Asuncion Central

PERU

Ministerio de Educación
Oficina de Asuntos Internacionales
Address: Van de Velde 160, San Borja, Lima

PHILIPPINES

The National Library of the Philippines
Dept. of Education, Culture and Sports
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: P.O. Box 2926, Ermita, Manila 1000 (T. M. Kalaw St., Manila)
Tel.: (63- 2) 58 32 52
Fax: (63- 2) 50 23 29
Telex: 40726 NALIB PM
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Adoración M. Bolos
Founded in: 1900
Librarian: Adoración M. Bolos
Number of employees: 155
Surface: 7,940 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 828,432
Seating capacity: 890 places
Annual number of users: 189,798

POLAND

Bibliothèque nationale
Depository library since: 1947
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Petr Zak - Chef du département acquisitions
Address: B.P. 36, 00- 973 Warsaw 22 (Al. Niepodleglosci 213, Warsaw)
Tel.: (48- 22) 25 92 71/79
Fax: (48- 22) 25 52 51
Telex: 816761 bnpl
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Adam Manikowski
Founded in: 1928
Librarian: Adam Manikowski
Number of employees: 831
Surface: 64,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 5,000,000
Seating capacity: 295 places
Annual number of users: 50,000

PORTUGAL

Instituto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa - Presidente
Address: Camp Grande, 83,
1751 Lisbon Codex
Tel.: (351- 1) 795 01 30/1/2/3/4
Fax: (351- 1) 193 36 07
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa
Founded in: 1796
Librarian: Fernanda Maria Guedes de Campos
Number of employees: 363
Surface: 44,200 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,570,636
Seating capacity: 224 places
Annual number of users: 60,000

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QATAR

National Library
Depository library since: 1970
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: M. H. Al- Nassr - Director
Address: P.O. Box 205, Doha (63 Jabr Bin Mohammed St., Zone 17, Doha)
Tel.: (974) 42 99 55
Fax: (974) 42 99 76
Telex: 4799
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Information and Culture
Director or person in charge: M. H. Al- Nassr
Founded in: 1962
Librarian: Kamel Kamel Bakri
Number of employees: 35
Surface: 2,500 m2
Total number of volumes: 198,068
Seating capacity: 80 places
Annual number of users: 15,000

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Korea University Library
Depository library since: 1957
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: 1, 5- Ka, Anam- dong, Sungbuk- Ku, Seoul
Tel.: (82- 2) 926 26 41/49
Fax: (82- 2) 922 58 20
Telex: KOREA KU K34138
Organization:
Linked with: Korea University
Director or person in charge: Hie- Jip Kim
Founded in: 1937
Librarian: Chang- Yil Ahn
Number of employees: 64
Surface: 45,052 m2
Total number of volumes: 1,100,000
Seating capacity: 6,960 places
Annual number of users: 3,127,000

ROMANIA

Biblioteca Nationala
Conservarea si completarea colectulor
Depository library since: 1965
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Adeleanu Victor - Sef servicu relatii uu publicul
Address: Strada Ion Gmica nr. 4, 79708 Bucharest
Tel.: (40- 1) 615 70 63
Fax: (40- 1) 312 33 81
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Gheorghe Bercan
Founded in: 1955
Librarian: Gravilá Adriana
Number of employees: 363
Surface: 7,512 m2
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 20 places
Annual number of users: 75,000

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Russian State Library
Address: 3 Vozdvizhenka, Moscow Centre 101000

RWANDA

Centre de documentation de la Commission nationale rwandaise pour l UNESCO
Depository library since: 1975
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Daniel Mbangura - Ministre de l enseignement supérieur, de la recherche scientifique et de la culture
Address: B.P. 624, Kigali
Tel.: (250) 83051; 82745
Fax: (250) 82162
Organization:
Linked with: Ministère de l Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Culture
Director or person in charge: Athanase Mugambira
Founded in: 1975
Librarian: Vincent Ntibaziga
Number of employees: 1
Surface: 35 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,600
Seating capacity: 8 places
Annual number of users: 300

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SAINT LUCIA

Ministry of Education, Culture and Labour
Education Resource Centre
Address: Laborie Street, Castries, WI

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Public Library
Department of libraries, archives and documentation services
Depository library since: 1985
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Pearl Herbert - Director of Library Services
Address: Lower Middle Street, Kingstown
Tel.: (1809) 457 20 22
Fax: (1809) 457 11 14; 457 29 43
Telex: 7531 VQ ; 7484 VQ
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Pearl Herbert
Founded in: 1893
Librarian: Sandra George
Number of employees: 19
Surface: 7,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 200,000
Seating capacity: 120 places
Annual number of users: 84,000

SAMOA

Nelson Memorial Public Library
Address: Box 598, Apia

SAUDI ARABIA

King Saud University Libraries (Central Library and Branch Libraries)
Government Publications Department
Depository library since: 1978
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: P.O. Box 22480, Riyadh 11495
Tel.: (966- 1) 467 61 48
Fax: (966- 1) 467 61 62
Telex: 401019 KSU SJ
Organization:
Linked with: King Saud University
Director or person in charge: Dean
Founded in: 1957
Librarian: Saad A. Dobaian
Number of employees: 200
Surface: 62,700 m2
Total number of volumes: 1,500,000
Seating capacity: 5,800 places
Annual number of users: 50,000

SENEGAL

Bibliothèque Centrale de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Section des échanges et des relations extérieures
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Mariétou Diongue Diop - Conservateur
Address: B.P. 2006, Dakar (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar)
Tel.: (221) 24 69 81
Fax: (221) 24 23 79
Organization:
Linked with: Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Director or person in charge: Henri Sene
Founded in: 1965
Librarian: Henri Sene
Number of employees: 62
Surface:
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 368 places
Annual number of users: 292,642

SEYCHELLES

Centre de documentation du Ministère de l' éducation
Address: B.P. 48, La Bastille, Victoria

SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone Library Board
Address: Rokel Street, P.O. Box 326, Freetown

SINGAPORE

National Library
Depository library since: 1964
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Assistant Librarian, Technical Services Division (Gifts and Exchange)
Address: Stamford Road, Singapore 0617
Tel.: (65) 330 96 23
Fax: (65) 330 96 11
Telex: RS 26620 NATLIB
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Information and the Arts
Director or person in charge: R. Ramachandran
Founded in: 1958
Librarian: R. Ramachandran
Number of employees: 402
Surface: 55,362 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,998,046
Seating capacity: 2,700 places
Annual number of users:

SLOVAKIA

Univerzitná Kniznica
Depozitná kniznica Publikacit osn a UNESCO
Depository library since: 1960
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Viola Formanková
Address: Michalsk 1, 81417 Bratislava
Tel.: (42- 7) 33 11 51; 33641
Fax: (42- 7) 33 42 46
Telex: 93255
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Emil Vontorcík
Founded in: 1960
Librarian: Viola Formanková
Number of employees: 1
Surface: 55 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,000
Seating capacity: 10 places
Annual number of users: 550

SLOVENIA

National and University Library
Address: Turjaska 1, 61000 Ljubljana

SOUTH AFRICA

State Library
Foreign Official Publications
Depository library since: 1946
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: P.O. Box 397, 0001 Pretoria (Vermeulen Street, Pretoria)
Tel.: (27- 12) 21 89 31
Fax: (27- 12) 32 55 984
Telex: 3- 22171SA
Organization:
Linked with: Department of National Education
Director or person in charge: P. J. Lor
Founded in: 1887
Librarian: P. J. Lor
Number of employees: 154
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 1,026,929
Seating capacity: 60 places
Annual number of users: 29,000

SPAIN

Biblioteca Nacional de España
Depository library since: 1959
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Carmen Lacambra Montero - Directora General del Organismo Autonomo Biblioteca Nacional
Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 20- 22, 28071 Madrid
Tel.: (34- 1) 580 78 00
Fax: (34- 1) 577 56 34
Organization:
Linked with: Ministerio de Cultura
Director or person in charge: Carmen Lacambra Montero
Founded in: 1712
Librarian: Carmen Lacambra Montero
Number of employees: 637
Surface: 98,000 m2
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 631 places
Annual number of users: 96,000

SRI LANKA

Colombo Municipal Council
Public Library
Depository library since: 1953
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: 15 Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7
Tel.: (94- 1) 69 19 68; 69 65 30;
69 51 56
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Colombo Municipal Council
Director or person in charge: Chief librarian
Founded in: 1925
Librarian: M. D. H. Jayawardhana
Number of employees: 220
Surface: 100,000 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 567,828
Seating capacity: 295 places
Annual number of users: 746,280

SUDAN

University of Khartoum Library
Address: P.O. Box 321, Khartoum

SWAZILAND

The University College of Swaziland
The Library
Address: Private Bag, Kwaluseni (Kwaluseni Campus)

SWEDEN

Riksdagsbiblioteket (Library of the Swedish Parliament)
International organizations
Depository library since: 1949
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Ann Engfeldt - Librarian
Address: S- 10012 Stockholm
Tel.: (46- 8) 786 41 63
Fax: (46- 8) 796 82 74
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1851
Librarian: Ann Engfeldt
Number of employees: 29
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 600,000
Seating capacity: 18 places
Annual number of users:

SWITZERLAND

Bibliothèque nationale suisse
Depository library since: 1993
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: Philippe Girard - Chef du service des acquisitions
Address: Hallwylstr. 15, 3003 Berne
Tel.: (41- 31) 61 89 11; 61 89 70
Fax: (41- 31) 61 84 63
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Jean- Frédéric Jauslin
Founded in: 1895
Librarian: Jean- Frédéric Jauslin
Number of employees: 71
Surface: 9,500 m2
Total number of volumes: 2,800,000
Seating capacity: 70 places
Annual number of users: 32,500

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Bibliothèque El- Zahiriah
Address: Bab el Barid, Damascus

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TAJIKISTAN

State Library 'A. Firdovusi' of Tajikistan
Address: Prospekt Lenina 34, 734610 Douchanbe

THAILAND

National Library of Thailand
Department of Fine Arts
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Thara Kanakamani - Director
Address: Samsen Road, Bangkok 10300
Tel.: (66- 2) 281 02 63; 15449; 15450; 15999
Fax: (66- 2) 281 02 63; 15999; 15450
Telex: 84189 DEPFIAR TH
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Education
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1905
Librarian: Thara Kanakamani
Number of employees: 261
Surface: 18,834 sq. ft.
Total number of volumes: 1,527,686
Seating capacity: 3,000 places
Annual number of users: 840,000

THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

National and University Library Kliment Ohridski
Address: Ul. Industria BR5, P.O. Box 566, Skopje

TOGO

Institut pédagogique national
Address: B.P. 1306, Lomé

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

University of the West Indies, St Augustine
The main library
Depository library since: 1961
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact: O. Ogundipe - Campus Librarian
Address: St Augustine, Trinidad
Tel.: (1809) 662 20 02
Fax: (1809) 662 92 38
Telex: 24- 520 UWI- Wg
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: G. M. Richards
Founded in: 1960
Librarian: O. Ogundipe
Number of employees: 28
Surface: 6,300 m2
Total number of volumes: 298,000
Seating capacity: 700 places
Annual number of users: 5,436

TUNISIA

Bibliothèque nationale
Address: 20 Souk El Attarine, 1000 Tunis

TURKEY

National library
Presidency
Depository library since: 1957
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Altinay Sernikli - President
Address: Milli kütüphane Baskanligi National Library, 06490 Bahcelievler, Ankara
Tel.: (90- 312) 222 38 12; 222 41 48
Fax: (90- 312) 223 04 51
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Culture
Director or person in charge: Altinay Sernikli
Founded in: 1946
Librarian: Altinay Sernikli
Number of employees: 180
Surface: 39,000 m2
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 900 places
Annual number of users: 230,000

TURKMENISTAN

Bibliothèque d État Karl Marx du Turkménistan
Address: Place Karl Marx, Achkhabad

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UGANDA

Makerere University
Main library
Depository library since: 1960
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: James Mugasha - University Librarian
Address: P.O. Box 7062, Kampala
Tel.: (256) 53 10 41
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: J. Sebuwufu
Founded in: 1922
Librarian: James Mugasha
Number of employees: 225
Surface: 11,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 550,000
Seating capacity: 1,000 places
Annual number of users: 20,000

UKRAINE

Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
UN collection department
Depository library since: 1956
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Anatoij Brovkin, Deputy Director of the Library
Address: 3, Prospect 40- richchia Zhovtnia, 03039 Kyiv- 39
Tel.: (7- 44) 264 85 13
Fax: (7- 44) 264 33 98
Telex: 132444 BUNT
Organization:
Linked with: Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine
Director or person in charge: Olexij Onyshchenko
Founded in: 1918
Librarian: Olexij Onyshchenko
Number of employees: 754
Surface: 50,500 m2
Total number of volumes: 12,000,000
Seating capacity: 1,050 places
Annual number of users: 614,500

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The United Arab Emirates University
Administration of Libraries
Address: P.O. Box 1441, Al- Ain

UNITED KINGDOM

The British Library
Overseas English Section
Depository library since: 1946
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: Illa Sarvia - Curator
Address: Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ (Great Russell St., London WC1 3DG)
Tel.: (44- 171) 323 77 43
Fax: (44- 171) 232 77 08
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge: Brian Lang - Chief Executive
Founded in:
Librarian: Brian Lang
Number of employees: 2,344
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 18,000,000
Seating capacity: 1,256 places
Annual number of users: 400,545

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

University of Dar es Salaam
The Library
Address: P.O. Box 35092, Dar es Salaam

UNITED STATES

Dag Hammarskjöld Library
Address: New York, NY 10017

The Library of Congress
Address: 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540

URUGUAY

Biblioteca Nacional, Hemeroteca
Address: 18 de Julio 1790, Montevideo

UZBEKISTAN

Library of the Academy of Science of Uzbekistan
Address: Alleya Paradov 1, 700000 Tashkent

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VENEZUELA

Universidad Central de Venezuela
Sección Canje y Donaciones
Depository library since:
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: Apdo. 47445, Caracas (Piso 9, Biblioteca Central, Caracas)
Tel.: (58- 2) 61 98 11 - 30, ext. 2023
Fax: (58- 2) 662 99 59
Organization:
Linked with:
Director or person in charge:
Founded in: 1857
Librarian: Raúl Hernández Páez
Number of employees: 330
Surface:
Total number of volumes:
Seating capacity: 250 places
Annual number of users:

VIET NAM

Institut d'Information des Sciences Sociales
Depository library since: 1982
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact:
Address: 26 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi
Tel.: (84- 4) 25 30 74; 25 66 39
Fax: (84- 4) 25 90 71
Organization:
Linked with: Centre National des Sciences Sociales
Director or person in charge: Lai Van Toan
Founded in: 1968
Librarian: Dao Van Tan
Number of employees: 50
Surface: 1,000 m2
Total number of volumes: 300,000
Seating capacity: 70 places
Annual number of users: 69,337

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YUGOSLAVIA

Universitetska Biblioteka 'Svetozar Markovic'
Address: Bulevar Revolucije, 71, 1100 Belgrade

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ZAMBIA

University of Zambia Library
Special Collections Section
Depository library since: 1969
Special section for UNESCO: no
Contact:
Address: P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka (Great East Road, Lusaka)
Tel.: (260-1) 25 08 45
Fax:
Telex: ZA 44370 Linked with: Universty of Zambia

Director or person in charge: A. Siwela
Founded in: 1969
Librarian: H. Mwacalimba
Number of employees: 150
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 300,000
Seating capacity: 1,600 places
Annual number of users:

ZIMBABWE

National Archives of Zimbabwe
Library
Depository library since: 1980
Special section for UNESCO: yes
Contact: S. Njovana - Director
Address: Private Bag 7729, Cahseway, Harare
Tel.: (263-4) 79 27 41
Fax:
Organization:
Linked with: Ministry of Home Affairs
Director or person in charge: S. Njovana
Founded in: 1935
Librarian: R. G. S. Douglas
Number of employees: 100
Surface:
Total number of volumes: 43,000
Seating capacity: 25 places
Annual number of users: 3,000

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