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 31 thousand reading materials. The library materials are arranged under
Dewey Decimal Classification
System. More than 16 thousand books have been entered in the online library management system. 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.
This library deals with a large number of News Papers, Magazines & Journals. It provides News Papers & Magazines to Hon'ble Prime Minister, his/her Press cell and other high officials directly as daily routine work. It provides fulltime free internet facilities to the users. It helps the users to use the computer and internet
Though it is a reference library, it has developed its collection of various subjects to provide the required information to the users. Usually, only the officials of the Prime Minister's Office can use and borrow the books from this library, but any interested citizen may use this library with the prior permission of the authority. Recently a decision has been taken as-the library can be used by the researchers with the prior permission of the authority. The number of borrowers has crossed the 900 mark. Besides this number about 500 users have been using this library daily directly or indirectly.
It is the first Administrative e-Library in Bangladesh. 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.