|At a Glance|
Prime Minister's Office Library, a special library, 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.
It has more than 16 thousand reading materials. The library materials are arranged under Dewey Decimal Classification System. More than 12 thousand books have been entered in the online library management system. This library has 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. Legal Matter Repository System is a repository system, which has been included published acts and ordinances, and other legal matters.
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.