National Library of Yerevan Yerevan

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National Library of Yerevan – Old but gold

The National Library of Yerevan is a fine representation of Armenia’s past Soviet history. The history of this library dates back to 1922. The architecture of the building is very attractive, as it has high ceilings with huge ornamental chandeliers and walls with repetitive patterns. The library system is not modernized and here you can follow how people used to use libraries some 100 years ago. There are some computers there, but mostly for showcasing. 

The most interesting thing in this library, however, are its people. Not only are the facilities are Soviet style, also the people are. Most librarians are middle-aged ladies with Soviet hairstyles and Soviet manners of behavior. I enjoy sitting here and reading the works of Soviet writers and Soviet newspapers, because the atmosphere is more than relevant! 

In a nutshell, the National Library of Yerevan could serve as a small Soviet Museum of its type.

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72 Teryan St, Yerevan

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)