Zambia - Libraries and museums



The Zambia Library Service maintains 900 library centers, six regional libraries, six branch libraries, and a central library with 500,000 volumes. The Lusaka Urban District Libraries has 145,000 volumes, and the Zambesi District Library has 120,000. The National Archives of Zambia maintains a library of about 70,000 volumes. The University of Zambia has holdings of more than 2.5 million books.

Zambia's 10 museums include the National Museum, located in Livingstone. It has displays on natural history, archaeology, ethnography, recent history, African art, metallurgy, and memorabilia relating to David Livingstone. The Eastern Cataract Field Museum near Victoria Falls concentrates on archaeology and geology, including illustrations of the formation of the falls and the Stone Age sequence in the area. Lusaka has the Art Center and the Military and Police Museum of Zambia. The Moto Moto Museum in Mbala (founded in 1974) exhibits ethnography and history materials. The Copperbelt Museum at Ndola exhibits geological and historical items as well as ethnic art.

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Abia
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Oct 29, 2010 @ 9:09 am
We do appreciate for our libraries, but the funitures and air ventilation in our libraries are not condusive for studying especialy in rural areas and books for same programs like Management Information Systems are not found in our libraries why?
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Araceli Romo
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May 15, 2017 @ 3:15 pm
Hi, I am currently working on a project gathering information about all the National Archives around the world. I would like to know if anyone here can help me with some questions:
What is the name of the current General Director of the National Archives of Zambia and how long he/she has been in this position?
Who can I contact about this question and others I have regarding this National Archive?
I have already emailed the General Archive of Zambia but I have received no answer. I hope someone from here can help me.
Thank you

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