The Bibliothèque Générale was created 1924, and became the Bibliothèque Générale et Archives (BGA) in 1926. In 2003 Morocco began planning to build a new library consistent with modern standards and practices. The library was renamed the Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc.
The new facility opened on October 15, 2008 between Boulevard Ibn Hazm et boulevard Ibn Khaldoun, in the center of Rabat. Though thoroughly contemporary in design, the building is evocative of traditional architecture. The tower, decorated with modern Arabic calligraphy, intentionally recalls the square minaret that is iconic in the Maghreb, and there is a courtyard garden. The new library was designed with a particular emphasis on making knowledge accessible to all, especially young people. Outdoor spaces can also be used for performances and events. For example, since the summer of 2012 the library has run an annual event called al-Layla al-Baydaa' (The Sleepless Night) that featured film screenings from 9 pm until 6 am. The next day talks are held inside the library about the film. The library offers access to major databases, and is involved in efforts like the Réseau Francophone Numérique effort to digitize Francophone cultural heritage, and the Arabic Union Catalog, an effort to devise standards among libraries in the Arab world.
Though located in the suburb of Agdal, adjacent to the Agdal Gardens and not in downtown Rabat, the library is conveniently located on the the Rabat-Salé Tramway, part of the regional urban planning effort to adjust congestion and reduce pollution from vehicles.
".ليلة سينمائية في الهواء الطلق في العاصمة المغربية حول الربيع العربي,."
ليلة سينمائية في الهواء الطلق في العاصمة المغربية حول الربيع العربي" Accessed February 02, 2015.
Maktaba al-wataniya li al-mamlaka al-maghribiya
Tasdlist tanamurt n tgldit n lmghreb (Translated)
National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (Translated)
Bibliothèque Générale et Archives (Formerly known as)
Bibliothèque Générale (Formerly known as)
l’Institut des Hautes Etudes Marocaine (Formerly known as)