National Library of Armenia
|Access and use|
|Access requirements||passport and two photos|
|Population served||900 per day|
The National Library of Armenia (Armenian: 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.
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.
- The oldest printed book in the library is Urbatagirk, published in Venice, 1512.
- 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.