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National Library Collections

The National Library comprises the following Collections

Namibian collection:
The library contains the most comprehensive assembly in existence of printed matter relating to Namibia: 15 000 books, 78 newspaper titles, journals, brochures and pamphlets published in Namibia, received on legal deposit, purchased or donated;

Africana collection:
About 10 000 and German colonial periodicals, Gazettes and Hansards from German and British colonies

General Reference collection:
about 25 000 reference books, non-fiction on any subject to the public, with emphasis on the humanities;

Namibian and South African government publications, Gazettes, Hansards, and Law Reports;

Depository library for UN, World Bank and WTO publications;

League of Nations documents

Newspaper (mainly Namibian)

Theses on Namibia




CD-ROM and other electronic media;


2 255 periodical titles

Last Copy collection

Ephemera (leaflets, brochures,