August 20, 2016

3rd floor of National Museum in Capital Nay Pyi Taw to be soon opened


THE third floor of the sixth-storey National Museum (Nay Pyi Taw) will be opened to the public at the beginning of this year, according to an official from the library.
The first floor of National Library has been launched on 3 May 2010, and the second floor has also been opened on 22 September 2014.
Located on Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road in Yankin Township in Yangon, the old National Library has been opened for public observation since 1952. It houses nearly 700,000 books with soft copies. The new library in the capital Nay Pyi Taw houses 300,000 books but it has no soft copies.
“Currently, we put more effort to change the traditional library into a digital one,” Dr Kay Thi Htwe, director of Historical Research and National Library (Nay Pyi Taw). “There is no plan to move National Library from Nay Pyi Taw to Yangon.”
Before starting the construction of national library in Nay Pyi Taw, mass digitization development programme has been carried out by the library technicians with the contribution of the government.
Currently, the National Library (Nay Pyi Taw) is being kept open for the public observation between 9.30 am and 4.30 p.m. However, the library officials provide extra services for researchers who wish to visit the library beyond 4.30 p.m.—001 (Kyemon)


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