Full List of Public and Private Libraries in Nigeria and their Addresses

Libraries in Nigeria contribute significantly 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.

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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 a lack of adequate resources, hence the need to depend on public libraries.

What is a Library?

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.

The role that libraries play in national development, research, teaching, and learning can never be overemphasized.

Why You Should Visit A Library | Importance of Library

Libraries are essential cornerstones of a healthy community. Libraries give people the opportunity to find jobs, explore medical research, experience new ideas, and get lost in beautiful stories while at the same time providing a sense of place for gathering.

National Libraries in Nigeria

  1. National Library of Nigeria, Emir’s Palace Road, Kano City, Kano State.
  2. National Library of Nigeria, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commission), Akure, Ondo State.
  3. National Library of Nigeria, Festival Road, P.M.B. 1, Area 2 (Near Shopping Centre) Garki, Abuja.
  4. National Library of Nigeria, 227, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State.
  5. National Library of Nigeria, NTA road, beside E.S.B.S. junction, Enugu.
  6. National Library, No 1 Bida road, opposite CBN, Kaduna
  7. National Library of Nigeria, Yakubu Gowon Way, P. M. B. 2150 Jos, Plateau State Tel: +2348029569009
  8. National Library of Nigeria, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State.
  9. National Library of Nigeria, Mohammed Road by Old Airport Road, P.M.B. 171, Minna, Niger State.
  10. National Library of Nigeria, 12, Sultan Bello Road, P.M.B. 2251, Sokoto, Sokoto State.
  11. National Library of Nigeria, Tafawa Balewa Way by Dutsinma Road, P.M.B. 2145, Katsina, Katsina State.
  12. National Library of Nigeria, Ohokobe Town Hall, Umuahia, Abia State Tel: +2348057891750
  13. National Library of Nigeria, Modibo Adamu Way, Near Aliyu Mustapha Primary School, P.M.B. 2124, Yola, Adamawa State Tel: +234803686907
  14. National Library of Nigeria, Yakubu Bauchi Road, P.M.B. 2082, (Kobi street) Bauchi, Bauchi State. Tel: +2348072051286
  15. National Library of Nigeria, 31, J.S. Tarka Road, Beside Fire Services, Makurdi, Benue State. Tel: 2348053471015
  16. National Library of Nigeria, Kano Road Opposite Police Headquarters, P.M.B. 1469, Maiduguri, Borno State Tel: +2348138618898
  17. National Library of Nigeria, 2, Otop Abasi Street, P.M.B. 1197, Calabar, Cross Rivers State. Tel: +234802649544
  18. National Library of Nigeria, Ministry of Education Premises, Iyaro, PMB 1551, Benin City Edo State. Tel: +2348053616071
  19. National Library of Nigeria, Duku Road, Opposite Prison Yard, Gombe, Gombe State.Tel: 2348036110669
  20. National Library of Nigeria, Plot 5009, New Owerri, PMB 1556, Owerri, Imo State. Tel: +2348037190940
  21. National Library of Nigeria, Adamu Abubakar Maje Road, Rafin Sanyi, Dutse, Jigawa State.Tel: +2348020552251, +2347062002010
  22. National Library of Nigeria, Herald Newspaper Office Premises, Offa Road, P.M.B. 1447. Ilorin, Kwara State.Tel: +2348023385067, +2348039091614
  23. National Library of Nigeria, P.M.B. 147, Shendam Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State. Tel: +2348075122603, +2348187471882
  24. National Library of Nigeria, 83, Ijemo Agbadu Road, P.M.B. 2007, Sapon-Abeokuta, Ogun State. Tel: +2348023422296
  25. National Library of Nigeria, K.M. 2, New Ikiru Road, Omo West, New N.Y.S.C. Secretariat, P.M.B. 4393, Osogbo. Osun State. Tel: +2347061164108, +2348052975984
  26. National Library of Nigeria, G.T.T.S. Best Centre, P.M.B. 1142, Jalingo, Taraba State Tel: +2348072100903
  27. National Library of Nigeria, Reference and User Services, Mokwa Street, off Mashood Abiola Way, Area 2, Garki, Abuja Tel: +2348028949129

List of 35 Libraries in Nigeria You Should Visit Today

Below is the list of libraries in Nigeria. This list consists of Nigeria’s public and privately-owned libraries and their contact address.

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  1. Akwa-Ibom State Library: Plot 43 IBB way, Uyo Akwa-Ibom state
  2. Badagry Divisional Library, Marine Road, Badagry, 01-2161189
  3. Beautiful Minds Children’s Library, Plot 474 Jerome Hwande Street, Behind Bem hotel, (Before Shepherd Heritage Academy), Ankpa quarters ext, Makurdi, Benue State
  4. Borno House Library, Block 130, Jakande Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Mile 2, 01-2161218
  5. Central Medical Library, Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  6. Dr olusola saraki library, agbo oba , Ilorin, Michael ihimodu labour studies library, offa garage road, Ilorin.
  7. E-Learning Center, Odunlami Street, Lagos Island (former Central Library)
  8. Edo State Public Library, Benin City.
  9. Enugu State Library. Market Road, Opposite Mgbemena Park, Enugu.
  10. Epe Divisional Library, Recreation Field, Epe
  11. Ezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  12. Fawehinmi memorial public library. Lane road ondo
  13. Federal Library, Jos Beside Plateau State Polytechnic Holshe
  14. Fola Sasegbon Memorial Law, No 46 Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi – Igbobi Lagos.
  15. Henry Carr Public Library, Behind Conoil Petrol Station, Cement B/Stop, Agege, 01-2168210
  16. Herbert Macaulay Library 338, Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, 01-2168002
  17. Ikeja Secretariat Library Oba Akinjobi Road, Old Secretariat, Ikeja, 01-2167392
  18. Ikorodu Divisional Library T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, 01-2161903
  19. Illupeju Public Library, Opposite L.S.D.P.C., Illupeju, Lagos State.
  20. Imo state library located at okigwe roundabout close to imo state government house.
  21. Isolo Public Library, Holy Saviour College Road, Off Osolo Way, Isolo, 01-2161896
  22. Ipaja Public Library, 24, Akinogun Street, Shagari Estate, Pako B/Stop, Ipaja, 01-2167839
  23. Kaduna State Library No 3 Bida road, opposite N.B.T.E., Kaduna
  24. Kwara State Library No 16, Sulu Gambari way, opposite N.I.P.O.S.T. Office, Ilorin Kwara State
  25. National Library of Nigeria, Abuja, Sanusi Dantata House, Behind Nicon Plaza, Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
  26. National Library Enugu, NTA road, beside E.S.B.S. junction, Enugu.
  27. National Library of Nigeria, Ondo, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commission), Akure, Ondo State.
  28. National Library, Kaduna, No 1 Bida road, opposite CBN, Kaduna
  29. National Library of Nigeria, Lagos 227, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State.
  30. National Library of Nigeria, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commission), Akure, Ondo State.
  31. National library Port Harcourt, central bank, along port-Harcourt road, Owerri.
  32. Ondo State Public Library, St Peters Bus Stop, Oyemekun Road, Akure, Ondo State.
  33. Onitsha Divisional Library Enugu Road, Onitsha North, Anambra, Nigeria,
  34. State Library, Jos Tafa Belewa, Opp Plateau Riders Jos-North
  35. Tolu Public Library, Temidire Street, Tolu School Complex, Ajegunle, 01-2166661

Private Libraries in Nigeria

.ZODML Community Library
Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries,
196 Awolowo road, Lagos
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://zodml.org
Community Library: (234)-1-4631787
Corporate Office: (234)-1-4541941
0802 329 7111, 01 463 1787, 01 454 1941

.Illupeju Public Library (not sure that’s the name), Opposite LSDPC, Illupeju, Lagos State.

3. Fola Sasegbon Memorial (Law) Library
46, Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi, Shomolu, Lagos
0806 856 9906, 0809 318 0445

4. Henry Carr Public Library
Behind Conoil Petrol Station, Cement, Agege, Lagos

6. Lagos Books Club (The College Library)
House 27, 5th Avenue, M Close, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
0803 301 0872

8. Strexfree Library
Saint Finbarrs College Road, Akoka, Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria
0703 559 0123

9. Fola Sasegbon Memorial Law Library
46 ,Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi, Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria

10. Crimmd Library
138 ,Ejigbo Idimu Road, Ejigbo, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria

11. Crystal Library Solutions Ltd
18 ,Tijani Ashogbon Street, Bariga, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria

12. Rainbow Book Club
(PRO Office) 17 ,Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria

14. Tolu Public Library
Temidire Street, Tolu, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, Nigeria

15. Gani Fawehinmi Library And Gallery
Nlp House, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

16. Central Medical Library
(1 review)
Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Niger

17. LeanHub Library
39A, Awudu Ekpegha Boulevard Street, Off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos0809 991 9361

18. Grill Information Centre
17 ,AgaRoad Street, Sabo Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria

19. Club Change
Club Change Training Centre, Amuwo-Odofin Industrial Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria

20. Myrtle Tree Bookshop And Bookclub
28 ,Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria

21 Read e-Books Rite
11 ,Adekunle Fajuyi Road, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

22. Lagos State E-Learning Center
14 ,Odunlami Street, By Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

23. Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos Library
9 McEwen Street, Yaba, Lagos
070 283 67106, 0815 580 7542

5 Reasons to Visit Your Libraries in Nigeria

The library is full of knowledge and can satisfy anybody’s intellectual curiosity, regardless of age. Many Nigerians already enjoy the beauty and majesty of the library. So rather than delay any further and waste your time on frivolous activities, here’s why you should head to the library today:

Personal Development

Library visitation can promote reading culture and intellectual curiosity in kids of all ages. Children love learning. The mere act of returning borrowed books can instil a sense of responsibility in them.

Various research studies have shown that a visit to the library can improve students’ grades and develop their intellect.

Enjoyment of perks and benefits 

Many private and public libraries in Nigeria offer lots of perks and benefits. These include free magazines, periodicals, newspapers, multimedia files, ebooks, wifi and even computer access. There are book clubs and academic classes in many libraries across the country that offer a range of numerous freebies to new members.

Meet and network with other like-minded people

The library is filled with other intellectuals and smart fellows. You will have the chance to meet and discuss your favourite book or piece of literature. There are also book clubs that exist to encourage friendly relationships and unity between book lovers.

Quietude and tranquility

If you want a place where you can have the peace and solitude you need, visiting the library will serve that purpose. Apart from being a fantastic place for reading, libraries are a great place to carry out your relaxation. There are seats for you to feel safe and comfortable while you consume your favourite bundle of knowledge.

Libraries also have great lighting and a peaceful ambience, which is an antidote to stressful days.

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