Prime Minister's Office Library

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The Prime Minister's Office Library (PMOLIB) is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a special library, and has been established to provide reference services to its parent organization (Prime Minister's Office). It came into being in the present form in 1991 after parliamentary system of government was formed. Before 1991 it was the President Secretariat Library. Historically the Governor's Office Library in the Governor House (Bangabhaban) was turned into the President Secretariat Library. Whatever be the name, the library was and still is the Head of the State or Head of the Government Office Library. Government Documents like Gazettes have been preserved here since 1948. The President Secretariat was shifted in the old Sangsad Bhaban at Old Air Port Road, Tejgaon, Dhaka in 1987 along with this library. The Library building is a two storied duplex type building.

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It has more than 15 thousand reading materials. The library materials are arranged under Dewey Decimal Classification System. More than 5 thousand books were entered in card catalog. Recently this library started web based database for bibliographic record retrieval and book lending activities. Book lending system is fully automated. The bibliographic records are being included in database day to day as per the capacity of the library personnel. The digitization activities of published Acts and Ordinances are going on (from 1834 to 1965). This service is given widely as out reach library services or electronic or digital library service.

This library has some archival collections like the first draft copy of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, which was typed with type writer machine and was corrected by pen, Gazette from 1948, ornamented first Constitution, Reports of Several Commissions, etc.

Though it is a reference library, it has developed its collection of various subjects to provide the required information to the users. Only the officials of the Prime Minister's Office can use and borrow the books from this library. The number of registered borrowers has crossed the 300 mark. Besides this number about 1000 users have been using this library directly or indirectly.

This library deals with a large number of newspapers, magazines and journals. It provides newspapers and magazines to the Prime Minister, his/her Press Cell and other high officials directly as daily routine work. It provides full-time free internet facilities to the users. It helps the users to use the computer and internet.

The library provides three types of facilities as: a) Book materials services along with online book search facility (OPAC); b)Digital library Services; c)Virtual Library Services.

[edit] Contact

For any needs or help any one can mail to librarian@pmo.gov.bd.

Mailing Address: Prime Minister's Office Library, Prime Minister's Office, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh;

Phone # +88-02-8152117; Fax # +88-02-8113244 (Attn. Librarian).

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