The Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency is a governmental body established by proclamation No.179/1999 as a legal frame work and a nation-wide level of responsibilities. It was set up in 1943 with the name public library- wemezekir.
The Agency has been delivering lots of services such as research and study services, reading services, training services, micro film reading services audio, audio-video recording services and consultancy services particularly to the researchers, scholars, academicians, writers and the public at large to create information informed society.
Mission, vision objectives and values of the Agency
To collect, systematically organize, preserve, and make the information resources of the country available for study and research purposes
Make the Ethiopian National Archives and library Agency one of the five leading African National Archives and library Centers by 2020 where the culture of utilizing information is developed in building democracy and development.
Acquire, organize, and preserve Information Resources and create a National Information system to avail the resources for study and research purposes to make the public beneficiary.
- Respect Professional Ethics
- Effective and efficient Delivery Services
- Participatory leadership
- Self-change is our priority
Powers and Duties Among Others:-
Respect Professional Ethics Effective and efficient Delivery Services Participatory leadership Accountability Transparency Self-change is our prior
Operate as a national repository centre for printed mater, gray literature, non- printed documents, manuscripts, historical archives and records
ensure the proper handling and safety of records in proven and
serve as a national registry center of ISBN .
make efforts to bring to the country the original or copy of the documents taken out of the country.