National Library of Armenia

National Library of Armenia

Հայաստանի Ազգային Գրադարան
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The main entrance to the building
Type National Library
Established 1832 (189 years ago) (1832)
Location Yerevan, Armenia
Size 6.6M items
Access and use
Access requirements passport and two photos
Population served 900 per day
Other information
Director Tigran Zargaryan

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.

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 units [ edit ]

  • 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 also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

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

External links [ edit ]

Coordinates: 40°11′24″N44°31′24″E / 40.19000°N 44.52333°E / 40.19000; 44.52333

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