National Library of Armenia

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

The National Library of Armenia (Armenian : Loudspeaker.svg Հայաստանի 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.

Armenian language Indo-European language

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Yerevan City in Armenia

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the fourteenth in the history of Armenia and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain. The city also serves as the seat of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese; the largest diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest dioceses in the world.

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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

<i>Urbatagirk</i> book by Hakob Meghapart

Urbatagirk or "The Book of Friday" was the first printed book in the Armenian language. It was printed in Venice (Italy) in 1512 by Hakob Meghapart. Its content was partly religious, partly secular, consisting of cures and prayers for the sick, ancient writings, myths, long quotations from Grigor Narekatsi's Book of Lamentations, the Prayer of Cyprianos of Antioch, the story of the Virgin and Justinian, etc.

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References

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

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