List of libraries in Nigeria

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The following is a list of libraries in Nigeria.


Library Location State Year Established Website Type
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Library Bauchi Bauchi State Academic
African Heritage Research Library Ila Orangun Osun State 1988[1]
Akwa Ibom State Library[2] Uyo Akwa Ibom State Public library
National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM) Library Ilorin Kwara State Research Library
American University of Nigeria library[1] Yola Adamawa State Academic library
Anambra State Library Board, central library Enugu Anambra State 1955[3] Public
Anambra State public library Onitsha Anambra State 1966[2] Public
Badagry Divisional Library[2] Public
Bauchi State Library Board Bauchi Bauchi State 1976[3] Public
Bayelsa Public Library Bayelsa Construction began 2002 (ongoing)[2] Public
Bayero University library Kano State Academic
Borno House Library[2] Jakande Estate, Amuwo Odofin Public
Cross River State Library[2] Calabar Cross River State Public
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Benin City Edo State 1971[3]
Enugu State Central Library Enugu Enugu State 1956[3]
Epe Divisional Library[2] Public
Goethe Institute library Lagos Lagos State 1962[4]
Henry Carr Library[2] Agege, Lagos Public
Herbert Macaulay Library[2] Yaba, Lagos Public
High Court Library of Lagos State Lagos State 1900[5] Law library
Ikeja Secretariat Library Ikeja Lagos State 1980[2] Public
Ikorodu Divisional Library[2] Public
Ilupeju Public Library[2] Ilupeju Public
Imo State Library Board[3] Owerri Imo State 1976 Public
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture library Ibadan 1969[5]
Ipaja Public Library[2] Shagari Estate Public
Isolo Public Library[2] Isolo Lagos State Public
Jos Museum library Jos 1952[4]
Kaduna State Library Board Kaduna Kaduna State 1952[3] Public
Kano State Library Board Kano Kano State 1968[3] Public
Kenneth Dike Memorial Library[2] Awka Anambra State
Kenneth Onwuka Dike University Library, University of Ibadan Ibadan Oyo State 1948[6] Website Academic
Kwara State Library[2] Ilorin Kwara State 1968[3] Public
Lagos City Libraries[3] Lagos Lagos State Public
Lagos Library[3] Lagos Lagos State 1932[7] Subscription library
Lagos State e-learning Centre[2] Lagos Lagos State Public
Lagos State Library Board Ikeja Lagos State 1964[3] Public
Medical Research Institute library Lagos Lagos State 1945[5] Medical library
National Library of Nigeria 1962[4] National library
National Library, Calabar[2] Calabar Cross River State National
National Library, Kwara[2] Ilorin National
National Museum library Lagos Lagos State 1957[4]
Northern Regional Library Kaduna Kaduna State 1967[8] Public
Ogun State Library Abeokuta Ogun State 1976[3] Public
Ondo State Library Board Akure Ondo State 1976[3] Public
Oyo State Library[2] Ibadan Oyo State 1954[3] Public
Plateau State Library Board Jos Plateau State 1976[3] Public
Rivers State Central Library Port Harcourt Rivers State 1962[3] Public
Tolu Public Library[2] Ajegunle Lagos State Public
Unesco mobile library Enugu State 1958[8] Mobile library
University of Jos Library, Jos Jos Plateau State 1972 Academic
University of Nigeria, Nsukka libraries Nsukka Enugu State Website Academic
Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries Ikoyi Lagos State 2000 Website

See also


  1. 1 2 "African Libraries and Archives". Africa South of the Sahara. USA: Stanford University. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 "Shame of a nation: Problem-ridden public libraries". The Punch. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 World Guide to Libraries (25th ed.), De Gruyter Saur, 2011, ISBN 9783110230710
  4. 1 2 3 4 Glenn L. Sitzman (1988), "Nigeria", African Libraries, Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0810820935
  5. 1 2 3 Sam C. Nwoye (1977), "Libraries in Nigeria", in Allen Kent; et al., Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Marcel Dekker Inc, ISBN 9780824721206
  6. C.C. Aguolou; et al. (2006). "Impact of Technology on Library Collections and Services in Nigeria". In Ravindra N. Sharma. The impact of technology on Asian, African, and Middle Eastern library collections. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810854481.
  7. C.C. Aguolu (1980). "Evolution of the National Library of Nigeria: Antecedents, Establishment, and Recent Development". Journal of Library History. USA. 15.
  8. 1 2 Anthony Olden (1985). "Constraints on the Development of Public Library Service in Nigeria". Library Quarterly. USA. 55.

Further reading

Bayero University library, Kano, 2011
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