Library details: Biblioteca Nacional del Perú is a National library.
This library is affiliated with Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (view map) . The collection of the library contains 3,500,000 volumes. The library serves a population of 290,000 .
Other Info: A new building entered service in July 2006. The old BNP location in Lima downtown at Abancay Avenue is the only branch, and serves as the Public Library of Lima. There are 6 other small BNP dependent periferal libraries that in my perception are not full branches. Although the downtown branch seems a good effort, I find weird that it has a room for "school students," a section that should be a juvenile or teen section. This happens because public school libraries are very deficient or simply do not exists. The BNP is the head of the system but with an extremely limited budget. Also, the head position is considered a political post, meaning that rarely a library specialist have been at the helmet. Update: In February 24, 2011, was revealed that some of the most valuable items have been lost, most probably stolen. The BNP will be closed three months; after careful inventory, will reopen by the end of May 2011. Update: The new main building reopened on July 2011. Under the new government, it is still underfunded at large.
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Administration: The director of the library is Alejandro Neyra .
Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet.
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Record History: This listing was created on Jul 31, 2009 and was last modified on May 20, 2017.
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