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HCMC General Sciences Library turns 40

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A ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Ho Chi Minh City’s General Sciences Library was held on April 12.

 Ho Chi Minh City’s General Sciences Library

Ho Chi Minh City’s General Sciences Library

It is one of the libraries having the largest number of readers in the southern region over the past 40 years. It receives 1.4 million people and grants library cards for 34,000 readers every year.
The library has gained many achievements in establishing digital library model, publishing books for the blind, organizing painting and reading contests for children, conserving and restoring books.

On this occasion, many activities have been organized at the library, such as an exhibition featuring 300 photos of the history of establishment of the General Sciences Library of Ho Chi Minh City, kicking off the modernization project of information system of the General Sciences Library and 24 districts' libraries, starting the upgrading project of the Youth's reading room.
The origins of the General Sciences Library of Ho Chi Minh City may be traced back to the Documentation Library of the Government of Cochinchina (Bibliothèque de Documentation du Gouvernement de la Cochinchine Française), which was set up by Admiral-Governor Marie Gustave Hector Ohier in 1868.
It is one of Ho Chi Minh City's most iconic buildings and top tourist destinations in the city.
40 năm mang tên ThÆ° viện Khoa học Tổng hợp TPHCM ảnh 1                                              A photo exhibition at the library

By MINH DIEM - Translated by Kim Khanh

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