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Library

The National Council is in the process of building its library to provide non-partisan, reliable, and timely information on subjects relevant to parliamentary and constituency work.

It has a collection on Acts of Kingdom of Bhutan, legislative books and references, old picture albums, books on Bhutan, newspaper collections, and government publications. The library, which is housed on the grounds of the council building, has a reference corner, a computer room, and a reading room, in a small hall.

The books are stored using Dewey Decimal System and services are limited to lending of books, references, and other informative materials to parliamentarians and secretariat staff. In the absence of a trained librarian and other assistants, no professional support such as assistance in research is provided.

Future Plans are to introduce professional cataloguing system and create a separate reading area for parliamentarians, a reference desk, a rare book room, an expanded area for visitors, computer terminals for Internet access and improved storage areas for collections. There are also plans to upgrade paper news clipping to electronic press clips.