The Brazilian National Library (BN) has the mission to collect, register, safeguard and give access to the Brazilian intellectual production, ensuring the exchange with national and international institutions as well as the country’s bibliographical and documental memory preservation.
To the Brazilian National Library is ascribed:
1 – To capture, preserve and diffuse the registers of the national bibliographical and documental memory;
2 – To adopt the necessary measures for the conservation and protection of the bibliographical and digital patrimony under its custody;
3 – To act as a referential center of bibliographical information;
4 – To act as the responsible body for the national bibliographical control;
5 – To serve as a depositary and ensure the legislation compliance concerning the legal deposit;
6 – To register intellectual works and endorse the concession of the author’s property rights;
7 – To promote the cooperation and the national and international diffusion concerning its mission;
8 – To foster the knowledge production by means of bibliographical research, elaboration and circulation regarding its mission.
To fulfill its mission, BN carries out several activities: