National Library of Vietnam

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National Library of Vietnam
Thư viện Quốc gia Việt Nam
TypeNational library
Established29 November 1917; 101 years ago (1917-11-29)
Location31 Trang Thi street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Coordinates21°01′33″N 105°50′58″E / 21.02583°N 105.84944°E / 21.02583; 105.84944Coordinates: 21°01′33″N 105°50′58″E / 21.02583°N 105.84944°E / 21.02583; 105.84944
Other information
DirectorKieu Thuy Nga

The National Library of Vietnam(Vietnamese: Thư viện Quốc gia Việt Nam; French: Bibliothèque Nationale du Viet Nam) is the national library in Vietnam and it is located in Hanoi. It was established by a decree of 29 November 1917 as the central library of Indochina.[1]

It took the successive names of Pierre Pasquier (28 February 1935), Bibliothèque Nationale (National Library, 20 October 1945), Bibliothèque Centrale de Hanoï (Central Library of Hanoi, February 1947) before being given its present name at 21 November 1958.[2]

Website and digital collections[edit]

The library website is available in Vietnamese, English and French. It provides the latest news concerning the library and gives details about recent library events and activities. The website also provides information about digital collections. These collections include:

  • Doctoral theses
  • Indochina books
  • Books, maps about Hanoi
  • Sino-Nom books
  • Tapes, CD-ROMS
  • English books about Vietnam

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Foundation History". National Library of Vietnam. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Foundation History". National Library of Vietnam. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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