National Library of Armenia

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National Library of Armenia
Հայաստանի Ազգային Գրադարան
Ազգային գրադարան 3.JPG
The main entrance to the building
Type National Library
Established 1832
Location Yerevan, Armenia
Collection
Size 6.6M items
Website www.nla.am

The National Library of Armenia (Armenian: About this sound Հայաստանի Ազգային Գրադարան) 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 located 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 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.

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Coordinates: 40°11′24″N 44°31′24″E / 40.19000°N 44.52333°E / 40.19000; 44.52333