The National Library of Malta (Maltese: Bibljoteka Nazzjonali ta' Malta), often known as the Bibliotheca (Maltese: Bibljoteka), is a reference library in Republic Square, Valletta, Malta. It was founded by Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc in 1776 out of the collections of the knight Louis Guérin de Tencin. It has been a legal deposit library since 1925, and it has the largest collection of Melitensia along with that of the University of Malta. The library also contains the archives of the Order of St. John, the Università of Mdina and the Università of Valletta.
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Georgia Skondrani | Apr 18, 2018
Worth a visit. I loved the smell of the books when you enter the library. You can’t visit the entire library just a small part. Books only for research. Really old ones!
Anna | Mar 2, 2017
I think you need to be very interested in the history of Malta to appreciate this library. I love libraries in general and thought it was a regular library, but it's not. The entrance staff could have been more friendly also.
Tobias Donik | Sep 24, 2017
Nice building. It is the national library.
Janusz Barczak | Jun 11, 2017
Beautiful building and many bars, seats around.
SJ KIM | Jan 9, 2018
Historical place. Please come.
Rie Kanaya | Jul 9, 2018
I didn't go inside this building since I visited there at Sunday night. It was very beautiful and peaceful. I don't mind just eating there watching this beautiful building. Many people recommended other travelers to visit inside because it's beautiful. Entrance of this library is free but you have to give your information ID and leave your bags behinds if I am not mistaken. So if you have time, please do visit this library because when I come back on April, I will certainly visit and give another review about this library. After all who know what I can find inside. If you haven't visited here during the night time, I certainly recommend it because it gives off different atmosphere and you will love the night light.
Yonatan Weizman | Apr 8, 2014
It is a library, and it is beautifully decaying and therefore worth a visit, if even for a few moments, particularly for those with an interest in WWII history. If you're a researcher though, it's not a very comfortable place to work, nor is it very quiet. But considering that it's pretty much the only library in town, and that it offers one a desk and free wifi, it's a good place to get some writing done.
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