The National Library of Greece – a classic collection in a shiny new home

Written by Laura Cagnazzo Twitter: @LauraFCagnazzo For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The new shiny home of the National Library of Greece was only completed last year. The Library has moved from the Vallianeio historic neoclassical building in downtown Athens to its new premises at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre…

The National Library of Bulgaria – Wisdom, Charm and Grace

Written by Helen Chan For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria was founded in 1878.  It came to be the national library of Bulgaria in 1881.  Inaugurated in 1953 after Allied bombing during World War II, the national Library became the landmark of…

National Library of Costa Rica – a special collection for everything

Written by Jan Erik Hansen, Denmark For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ La Biblioteca Nacional “Miguel Obregón Lizano” is the national library of Costa Rica located in San Jose. It is tasked with curating the cultural heritage of Costa Rica and maintains three copies of every book ever published in the country…

National Library of Portugal – A guarded fortress of great treasures

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ You don’t automatically think ‘library’ when you walk the tree and flower surrounded path upto the massive building that houses the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, the National Library of…