National Library of Armenia

The National Library of Armenia (Armenian: About this soundՀայաստանի Ազգային Գրադարան (Hayastani Azgayin Gradaran)) is a national public library in Yerevan, Armenia. It was founded in 1832 as part of the state gymnasium-school of Yerevan. It is the official cultural deposit for the entire republic.

National Library of Armenia
Հայաստանի Ազգային Գրադարան
Ազգային գրադարանի գլխավոր մասնաշենքը.jpg
The main entrance to the building
TypeNational Library
Established1832 (187 years ago) (1832)
LocationYerevan, Armenia
Collection
Size6.6M items
Access and use
Access requirementspassport and two photos
Population served900 per day
Other information
DirectorTigran Zargaryan
Websitewww.nla.am

The current building of the library dating back to 1939, is on Teryan street of Kentron district. It was designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan to house around seven million books. Between 1925 and 1990, the library was named after Aleksandr Myasnikyan.

Currently, the library is home to a collection of 6.6 million books.[1]

Oldest unitsEdit

  • The oldest printed book in the library is Urbatagirk, published in Venice, 1512.[2]
  • The oldest map in the library dates back to 1695, published in Amsterdam.
  • The oldest newspaper in the library is Azdarar, published in Madras, 1794.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Public libraries in Yerevan
  2. ^ "The Book of Fridays". World Digital Library. 1512. Retrieved 2013-06-01.

External linksEdit