a library established and funded by a national government with the designation national, to serve the needs of this government, often to function as a library of record for the nation's publishing output, and in some cases to act as a central agency for library and bibliographic development in the nation.
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How to use national library in a sentence
Later, I studied less formally at the national library, Dublin, Ireland.How I Write Family Edition: Emma Straub & Peter Straub | Noah Charney | August 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I felt sure that, unlike the national library of Ireland, no government would come to my aid if Stephen ever got me in his sights.James Joyce’s Grandson Stephen and Literature’s Most Tyrannical Estate | Gordon Bowker | June 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This tablet was taken from the ceiling of the temple and carried away to France, and placed in the national library in Paris.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
On the morning following my arrival, Mr. Younge accompanied me to the national library.
From the national library we drove to the Athenée, a library and lecture institution, supported by voluntary subscription.
They are both on the same scale and nearly on the same general plan as the national library.
One of the best modern writers on the subject was Georges Duplessis, the keeper of prints in the national library of France.