Songtsen Library functions as a non-political institution. Besides its aim to collect and preserve books on Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, it is also engaged in research and publication on various subjects related to Tibet and the Himalayas. The institution is named after the 33rd Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo (617-650).
The building’s architecture is inspired by Yumbu Lhakar (yum bu lha mkhar), Tibet’s oldest known building, popularly known as Tibet’s first castle, predating the era of Songsten Gampo.
Songtsen Library has received official recognition as a Research Resource Center for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies by Hemwati Nandan Bahugana Gharwal University in Srinagar, Uttarankhand.
The Library is located on a beautiful and tranquil peace of land. The stillness of the place is very conducive to study, and there is excellent modern accomodation for students, visiting scholars, researchers, and guests.
For detailed information please visit the Songtsen Library website: www.songtsenlibrary.net