Thursday, 19 August 2010

Tibetan Books & Manuscripts Library

The Tibetan book and manuscript collection holds more than 100,000 titles in the form of manuscripts, books, xylographs, documents and illuminated scriptures. The collections include centuries old manuscripts, documents and contemporary publications. Parts of the collection are open to the public, while access to others is restricted to accredited scholars and researchers. Study areas are provided in the respective wings housing each collection. Research guidance is available from resident scholars. General information about the libraries is available at the reception desk.

New titles are added each year ranging from rare and original manuscripts to contemporary reprints in book form including those donated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The entire collection is also being catalogued in a computer database in the Tibetan language, which will be available to the public. This makes it the only collection of its kind catalogued by computer in Tibetan. Library users can gain access to any part of the collections through the online cataloguing system


Sonam Topgyal ( Acting Librarian (Head) : Contact


Data collected in 2009:

  • Over 100,000 manuscripts and documents in Tibetan.
  • Special holdings including several handwritten editions of the Kangyur and Tengyur.


Manuscript Library Report ENG
Manuscript Library Report TIB


We thank Mr. R. Byambaa for his Tibetan manuscript donation

  • Collected works (gsung 'bum) of blo bzang bzod pa Rgya mtsho (1878-1961) vol. I-III.M
  • Collected works (gsung 'bum) of bla ma dka' bcu Phyag rdor skyab dpal bzang po (1868-1934) vol. I-III.
  • Collected works (gsung 'bum) of khal kha blo bzang bstan 'dzin Rgyal mtshan (1639-1703) vol. I-IV.
  • Collected works (gsung 'bum) of Aer te ni jo bo'i bla ma dkon mchog Rgyal mtshan (1868-1934) vol. I.

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