Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg
As part of its legal missions as a national heritage library, Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL) collects, catalogues, enriches and preserves all publications issued in Luxembourg as well as all those issued abroad relating to the Grand Duchy. The BnL has been the country’s central cultural, scientific and research library since its founding.
The diversity of the BnL’s collections is a valuable tool for education and research as well as for personal development and lifelong learning. The BnL facilitates access to its collections of more than 1.8 million multilingual paper publications covering all fields of knowledge through loans and by offering an ever-growing number of digital resources via a-z.lu.
In order to promote the print national heritage, facilitate access to it and support new research methods, the BnL has also been digitising documents from the Luxemburgensia collection since 2002. Its mass digitisation program falls within the context of the European Union’s objectives to make Europe’s cultural and intellectual heritage accessible online. Historical Luxembourgish periodicals, books, manuscripts and posters are available in full text mode on the portal eluxemburgensia.lu.
Through its Digital Preservation project, the BnL seeks to ensure the management, availability and long-term preservation of digital publications, resulting from a digitisation process, collections of born digital material or coming through the digital legal deposit (e-books, digital newspapers, websites, etc).