The National Library of Vietnam held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 28 to mark its 100th anniversary.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said 100 years is a glorious and proud moment for the National Library of Vietnam in raising people’s knowledge, cultivating human resources, and developing reading culture in Vietnam.
Established in November 1917, the library has become the largest of its kind in Vietnam with more than 2.5 million documents.
A number of precious collections from the 17th century are being preserved at the library. In recent years, the library has developed new documents, creating a collection of digital documents with more than 5,000,000 pages of materials.
The library serves more than 2,000 readers each day on average and more than 6,500 online readers.