The Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency is established in 1944 with the name "wemezekir" as a public Library. It first inaugurated by his Majesty Imperial Haile Selassie I in the year of 1944 and started giving service with the books donated by the king.
The Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency reestablished in 1999 by proclamation No. 179/1999 as a national institution by the name Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency.
Having made a number of structural changes in its old age history, the agency has been delivering lots of services particularly to the researchers, scholars, academicians, writers, higher education students and the public at large.
To be one from five leading National Archives and library Agencies in African in 2020 where information resources of the country are systematically organized and the culture of utilizing information is developed in building democracy and development.
Mission: -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.