The University of Brasília is one of the largest and one of the most prestigious public Federally-sponsored universities in Brazil. It is located in the country's capital, Brasília. The University of Brasilia has been consistently ranked as one of the top 5 public universities in Brazil. It currently ranks at #3 in the list of the best universities in the country. It was inaugurated on April 21, 1962. Biblioteca Central da Universidade de Brasilia is an Academic library. This library is a branch or division of Universidade de Brasilia. It occupies an area of 14,000 square metres, consisting of reading and study rooms, auditorium and a collection of over 300,000 items.