LIBRARY HISTORY IN BRIEF
In September 1996, ACRPC founded the Human Rights Library in Vanadzor with grant funds received from NGO Training and Resource Centre of Armenian Assembly of America. The Library now serves citizens throughout Armenia with about 10,000 publications at the readers' disposal in nine different languages, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books, magazines, maps, catalogues and video and audiocassettes. Amongst the subjects available in our Library, to the more than 480 readers, are official United Nations documents, jurisprudence, Armenian national legislation documents, theology, media, economics and various human rights texts. In addition to the main library, satellite libraries have been established in the towns of Dilijan, Sisian, Sevan and Vardenis.
Our Library has undergone several renovations over the past four years beginning in 1997-1998 with support received from United States Information Agency (USIA). Then on November 5, 1999, through a decision by the former mayor of Vanadzor, a building was bequeathed to ACRPC for our Office and Human Rights Library. Finally as the result of a generous grant from UNDP, on April 30, 2001 ACRPC completed reconstruction of the new office and library building and moved to our present location.
ACRPC OFFICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS LIBRARY BUILDING