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Vacancy Announcement

Posted on 04 Feb,2015

The National Library & Archives has vacancy for one cleaner/sweeper. Interested Bhutanese of age 18-40 years are encouraged to apply in the RCSE Employment Application Form with a copy each of recent passport size photo, citizenship identity card, copies of academic transcripts, No objection certificate (if employed), Medical Fitness Certificate in Original and Security Clearance Certificate to reach the Director, National Library & Archives latest by 16th February 2015. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for selection interview.

Tender notice

Posted on 23 Jan,2015

The National Library & Archives, Thimphu invites sealed tenders from All registered and eligible Printing & Publishing Houses



Posted on 28th Novembert,2014

Nine staff of the National Library & Archives of Bhutan (NLAB) recently had the privilege of visiting Seoul, Korea to attend a training course on Records and Archives Management

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Posted on 28th April,2014

Biography of late Her Majesty Gyalyum Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck in Dzongkha Hardbound is available for sale @ Nu.1500/- per copy in the Book shop of the National Library & Archives.

The National Library & Archives of Bhutan

National Library of Bhutan
Located in the cultural centre of Thimphu, the capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, we are a major scriptural repository and research facility dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich literary, cultural and religious heritage of our country. The scripture and document collection held in our library and archives is a national treasure and a fundamental source for Bhutanese history, religion, medicine, arts and culture.


NLAB History....

Inside ...
a short history of the NLB
a tour of the NLB
outlines of texts in our collection
Links …
links to offices in Bhutan, other libraries, and related sites.

Other Resources

Bhutan: Mountain
Fortress of the Gods


Himalayan Art Resources
An online educational resource on art of the Himalayan region

TBRC An online database of Chöké works and authors.

THDL A Digital Library of the Himalayan Region

Digital Himalaya