To acquire, process, organize, disseminate as well as provide links to information resources for their educational pursuits and informed decision making.
Ensure the building of an informed and enlightened citizenry through the provision of information resources that are readily available and easily accessible.
The National Library of Nigeria is the apex Library and the giant memory of the nation. It is the intellectual store-house and the databank of learning in the remembrance process.
Established by Act No. 29 of 1970. Its mandate is:
to establish and maintain in accordance with this Act, the National Library of Nigeria, and
to provide in accordance with this Act such services as in the opinion of the Board are usually provided by national libraries of the highest standing