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Biblioteca Naţională A României
Biblioteca Naţională A României © Alex Petrescu

National Library

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Str. Ghica Ion 4 sector 3
1907
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The Biblioteca Naţională A României (National Library of Romania) was founded in 1859 as the Central Library of the State.
It was initially housed in the University of Bucharest and later moved to its own building in 1867.
The library has a collection of over 4 million items, including books, manuscripts, maps, and prints.
It is considered one of the largest and most important libraries in Romania and has played a significant role in preserving and promoting Romanian culture and literature.

In the early 20th century, the library was renamed the National Central Library and underwent several renovations and expansions.
During World War II, the library's collection was damaged and several items were lost.
In the post-war period, the library focused on rebuilding its collection and expanding its services, including the establishment of a research department in 1952.

In the 1990s, the library underwent major renovations and was renamed the Biblioteca Naţională A României.
Today, the library moved to a new building and is a modern cultural institution that hosts exhibitions, concerts, and other events in addition to its traditional role as a research library.
Alex Petrescu
3 years ago

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