A visit to the National Library of Vietnam
Located at 31 Trang Thi Street, Hanoi, the National Library is the biggest library in Vietnam.
Established in 1919 and named after Pierre Pasquier, a Far East magnate, in 1939. The library has 92,163 books, of which two-tenths are Vietnamese books.
In 1954, the library was upgraded into the Central Library with previous sources of books and magazines and 180,000 books sent from the Northernmost Vietnam base by Vietnamese government.
On June 26, 1957, the Central Library was officially named National Library of Vietnam preserving domestically printed books. Over the past 40 years, the National Library of Vietnam has endlessly added new books and newspapersfrom the country and abroad.
At present, there are more than 1 million books, 7,000 newspapers and magazines in Vietnamese language and other languages.
The doctoral thesis of scientific personnel in Vietnam in the country and abroad are gathered here.
This is one of Vietnam's cultural centers with the most international connections.
It exchanges books with over 300 libraries and scientific agencies in about 100 countries.
The national library of Vietnam is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Thanks to cooperation from other countries, thousands of valuable foreign books of various fields are gathered.
Together with airy reading rooms, looking up rooms and photocopy machines is upgraded day after day.
The Library usually organizes meetings of daily life, economy, culture, history, science and technique, etc. for serving readers.
Speakers are scientists and famous artists. The National Library of Vietnam is also a training agency for library system in country.
Compiled by Pha Le