A library is a physical building or a virtual space where access to reading materials like books, journals, newspapers or other sources of information can be assessed, either freely as in a public library or paid as in private libraries.
Libraries in Nigeria contribute greatly to teaching, learning and research. To be a great leader you must be a great reader. Gone are the days when Nigerians were afraid of reading. Today, a lot of Nigerians have suddenly discovered the role that reading plays in their mental health. However, many Nigerians can not afford to buy good books, due to lack of adequate resources, hence the need to depend on public libraries.
The role that libraries play in national development, research, teaching and learning can never be over emphasized. Below is the list of libraries in Nigeria. This list consist of public and privately owned library in Nigeria and their contact address.
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List of Libraries in Nigeria
- Akwa-ibom State Library: Plot 43 IBB way, Uyo Akwa-ibom state
- Badagry Divisional Library, Marine Road, Badagry, 01-2161189
- Beautiful Minds Children’s Library, Plot 474 Jerome Hwande Street, Behind Bem hotel, (Before Shepherd Heritage Academy), Ankpa quarters ext , Makurdi, Benue State
- Borno House Library, Block 130, Jakande Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Mile 2, 01-2161218
- Central Medical Library, Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
- Dr olusola saraki library, agbo oba , ilorin, Michael ihimodu labour studies library, offa garage road,ilorin.
- E-Learning Center, Odunlami Street, Lagos Island (former Central Library)
- Edo State Public Library, Benin City.
- Enugu State Library. Market Road, Opposite Mgbemena Park, Enugu.
- Epe Divisional Library, Recreation Field, Epe
- Ezekiah Oluwasanmi Library,Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Nigeria.
- Fawehinmi memorial public library . Lane road ondo
- Federal Library, Jos Beside Plateau State Polytechnic Holshe
- Fola Sasegbon Memorial Law , No 46 Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi – Igbobi Lagos.
- Henry Carr Public Library, Behind Conoil Petrol Station, Cement B/Stop, Agege, 01-2168210
- Herbert Macaulay Library 338, Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, 01-2168002
- Ikeja Secretariat Library Oba Akinjobi Road, Old Secretariat, Ikeja, 01-2167392
- Ikorodu Divisional Library T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, 01-2161903
- Illupeju Public Library, Opposite LSDPC, Illupeju, Lagos State.
- Imo state library located at okigwe roundabout close to imo state government house.
- Isolo Public Library, Holy Saviour College Road, Off Osolo Way, Isolo, 01-2161896
- Ipaja Public Library, 24, Akinogun Street, Shagari Estate, Pako B/Stop, Ipaja, 01-2167839
- Kaduna State Library No 3 Bida road, opposite NBTE, Kaduna
- Kwara State Library No 16, Sulu Gambari way, opposite NIPOST Office, Ilorin Kwara State
- National Library of Nigeria, Abuja, Sanusi Dantata House,Behind Nicon Plaza,Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
- National Library Enugu, NTA road, beside ESBS junction, Enugu.
- National Library of Nigeria, Ondo, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commision), Akure, Ondo State.
- National Library, Kaduna, No 1 Bida road, opposite CBN, Kaduna
- National Library of Nigeria, Lagos 227,Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State.
- National Library of Nigeria, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commision), Akure, Ondo State.
- National library Port Harcourt, central bank, along port-harcourt road, owerri.
- Ondo State Public Library, St Peters Bus Stop, Oyemekun Road, Akure, Ondo State.
- Onitsha Divisional Library Enugu Road, Onitsha North, Anambra, Nigeri,
- State Library, Jos Tafa Belewa, Opp Plateau Riders Jos-North
- Tolu Public Library, Temidire Street, Tolu School Complex, Ajegunle, 01-2166661
You can always locate these libraries, especially the ones that are closest to you. You know why? most of these libraries are completely free to use. At times, you might only need to register with them so as to obtain an identity card. Also, books can always be borrowed from the libraries, after which you can return it .
You can help us to keep the list more updated by using the comment section down below to tell us about the library around you which is not on our list above.