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National Library of Cyprus


English Cyprus Library
Country  Cyprus
Type National library
Established 1927
Location Nicosia
Coordinates

35°10′8.84″N 33°21′43.88″E / 35.1691222°N 33.3621889°E / 35.1691222; 33.3621889

Branches 1
Collection
Items collected Books, Journals, Newspapers, Magazines, Maps, videos and Posters
Legal deposit None
Other information
Staff 12
Website http://www.cypruslibrary.gov.cy/
Phone number +357 22303180

The Cyprus Library (Greek: Κυπριακή Βιβλιοθήκη Kypriakī́ Vivliothī́kī, Turkish: Kıbrıs Kütüphanesi) is the national library of the Republic of Cyprus.

Chronology

  • 1927 – Establishment of the Cyprus Public Library on the initiative of the British Colonial Governor Sir Ronald Storrs.
  • 1968 – The Cyprus Public Library Law moves control of the library (from municipal control) to the Ministry of Education and Culture; merge of its collections with the Ministry's Library.
  • 1974 – Relocation to its original premises on the D'Avila Bastion of the Venetian walls of Nicosia.
  • 1987 – New law establishing the Cyprus Library.
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