Private library of the Niavaran Complex

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Private library of the Niavaran Palace Complex is located at the Niavaran Palace Complex, a historical complex remaining from the Qajar and Pahlavi periods. The library consists of about 23,000 books, mostly in the Persian and French languages, and specialises in books related to philosophy.

The library was publicly inaugurated in 1994, on the occasion of International Museum Day.[1]


The interior designing of the library was designed by architect Aziz Farmanfarmayan. It has dissimilar features from the point of view of architecture and constructional structure, and was built based on the contemporary architecture prevailing in the 1970s.

The building's design was materialized with a combination of bronze and special glass. About 300 well-lit cylinders supply the needed lighting of the library.

The library was fully reorganized after twenty five months of practical and hard attempt.


The building is allocated to libraries in three separate levels; the reading room, the main library, and the audio visual room. In addition, the library includes an underground basement for storing paintings and other artifacts.

Other sections of the library include sets of artwork, which number over 350. The works reflect parts of modern art history, particularly the modern tendencies of Iranian art in the 1950s and 1960s.



  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link] Niavaran Cultural – Historical Complex/Private Library, 25 April 2011

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