The National Library offers free microfilming service for institutions and individuals within Bhutan holding important rare texts and documents. The NLAB actively encourages anyone holding such documents to bring them to the library for microfilming in order to ensure the long term preservation of the contents of these documents, should anything happen to the original. Upon microfilming, the original text or document is returned to the owner along with one microfilm copy, and one copy is held in our Archives in safe and secure controlled storage conditions.
Digitization and Scanning Services
Digitisation and scanning services of archival materials are provided at the NLAB to those who wish to have their documents digitized and scanned. Upon digitizing and scanning, original document along with a copy is returned to the owner and one copy is held in our Archives for preservation for posterity.