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Public libraries are in service for more than seven decades in Nepal.  There are many public/community libraries registered in Nepal.  Moreover, those which are functional are either poorly equipped or do not have the resources or the means to cater to the needs of modern society.  Following the definition of  UNESCO/IFLA, public libraries are not yet established in Kathmandu.  The need for a public library with well organized, equipped, and tailored to meet the needs of the Nepali people in the 21st century was discussed among academicians, educationists, diplomats, politicians, lawyers, industrialists, social workers, and journalists in June 2003. The meeting decided to form a committee for the establishment of a modern library in Kathmandu. The committee formed the Society for Kathmandu Valley Public Library.

The Society started the public library in a limited way both in respect of housing the readership and providing public services at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu from 9 July 2005. Society is overwhelmed by the ever-increasing public response in its favour. People of every walk have expressed their appreciation and support for the initiatives taken by Society.


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Society for Kathmandu Valley Public Library
Library Building No. 34, 68, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel:  5329756, 5321163,
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Library Building No. 34
Kathmandu 03 34
4229756, 4221163,
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