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National Library of Liechtenstein

The Liechtensteinische Landesbibliothek is the National Library of the Principality of Liechtenstein. As the National Library, its legislative mandate is to collect all publications originating in Liechtenstein, authored by citizens of  Liechtenstein, or dealing with Liechtenstein as a subject matter. To fulfil this mandate, the National Library has by now collected about 88,000 volumes in its archives for the protection of cultural assets. This collection makes up an essential part of Liechtenstein’s national memory. The National Library has an excellent regional and international network and contributes to various bodies such as the Conference of European National Libraries (CENL).

Alongside its function as the National Library, the Landesbibliothek is also a research library supporting researchers, students, and other scholars in their knowledge work. It serves not only as a hub for international interlibrary lending, but also as a provider of workspace and infrastructure as well as academic media, databases, and digitalisations.

The Landesbibliothek is also the largest public library in Liechtenstein and the surrounding Rhine Valley region and as such makes an important contribution to Liechtenstein as a centre of knowledge as well as to reading culture and knowledge work in general. For children, young people, and adults, the Landesbibliothek offers a comprehensive selection of physical and electronic media for education and entertainment.

The history of the Landesbibliothek began shortly after the Second World War during a time of economic upswing and greater national (self-)awareness of Liechtenstein. The idea of a central location where everything is collected and documented that is written in and about Liechtenstein goes back to private initiatives, leading to the formation of the Liechtensteinische Landesbibliothek as a foundation under public law in 1961. Today, the Landesbibliothek administers more than 285,000 media, and it records about 50,000 visitors and 180,000 loans each year.


Contact Address

National Library of Liechtenstein
Gerberweg 5
P.O. Box 385
9490 Vaduz

Phone: +423 236 63 63


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