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database: World Guide to Libraries
database: World Guide to Libraries

World Guide to Libraries

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The comprehensive World Guide to Libraries contains current addresses and detailed information on the holdings of a total of approx. 42,500 libraries in more than 200 countries. Covered are

  • national libraries,
  • academic libraries,
  • university libraries including specialized and institute libraries,
  • school and college libraries,
  • the libraries of authorities, churches and companies,
  • special libraries of other patronage and
  • public libraries.

Besides contact details, entries include information regarding inter-library lending, library director, book, periodical and manuscript holdings, special holdings, areas of collection and much more.

Key Features:

  • No other reference work includes all library types covering the whole world
  • Information details: addresses, library head, details of holdings, special collections, membership of national or international organizations etc. are indicated
  • Up to date information due to extensive mailing of questionnaires and permanent editorial work with national library guides and other resources

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Last updated on 24.07.2023

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