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The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology’s libraries

The Tibetan library is situated on the first floor of the institute's main building. The NIT’s library holds one of the largest collections of Tibetan works in the world outside Tibet. There are over 60,000 titles consisting of Tibetan translations of canonical and non-canonical works from their original Sanskrit or Pali, as well as tantric texts belonging to the four sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Among others, the library also has the collected works of Padma Lingpa, Mipham Rinpoche and the Great Vth Dalai Lama, and the hagiography of Guru Padmasambhava.

Tibetan LibraryTo the right of the main building is the general library. This library holds a good collection of books in different languages covering Tibet, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and Ladakh, including a number of collections on religion [Buddhism], History and Philosophy. In addition, journals and periodicals from leading institutions and organizations enrich the collection. Since it is a reference library, the institute does not lend or issue books for home use. However, readers and visitors can consult them in the library's reading room. The library allows photocopying although some restrictions apply to the rare books collection.

The library is open from 10 am to 4 pm and remains closed on Sundays, every month's second Saturdays and Sikkim Government holidays.

Library

Some of the important books in the Tibetan library
  1. bKa’ ‘gyur (lHa sa edition) - 103 volumes
  2. bKa’ ‘gyur (sDe dge edition) - 103 volumes 
  3. bsTan ‘gyur (sDe dge edition) - 213 volumes

    rNying ma
  1. Rin chen gter mdzod (dPal spungs edition) - 62 volumes
  2. rNying ma rgyud 'bum - 26 volumes
  3. mChog gyur bde chen gling pa'i gsung 'bum - 31 volumes
  4. Mi pham rin po che'i gsung 'bum - 18 volumes
  5. Bai ro'i rgyud 'bum - 8 volumes                        
  6. Rig 'dzin 'jigs med gling pa'i gsung 'bum - 7 volumes
  7. Rig 'dzin pad ma gling pa'i gsung 'bum - 19 volumes
  8. Rig 'dzin bdud 'dul rdo rje'i gsung 'bum - 8 volumes
  9. sMin gling lo chen dharma shrI'i gsung 'bum - 16 volumes
10. sMin gling gter chen gyi gsung 'bum - 20 volumes
11. kLong chen mdzod bdun - 7 volumes                           
12. sNying thig ya bzhi - 4 volumes                        
13. rTse le sna tshogs rang grol gyi gsung 'bum - 8 volumes
14. Nyang gter bka' bde gshegs 'dus pa - 13 volumes
15. dPa' sprul gsung 'bum - 8 volumes
16. Byang gter - 4 volumes
17. rDo grub chen bstan pa'i nyi mai bka' 'bum - 5 volumes

    bKa’ brgyud
  1. Bu ston rin chen grub bka' ‘bum - 28 volumes
  2. 'Brug pad ma dkar po'i gsung 'bum - 15 volumes
  3. Cha har dge bshes gsung 'bum pod - 10 volumes
  4. Kong sprul gsung rgya chen bka' mdzod - 10 volumes
  5. gDams ngag mdzod pod - 10 volumes
  6. bKa' brgyud sngags mdzod - 3 volumes
  7. sKyob pa 'jig rten mgon po'i bka' 'bum - 5 volumes
  8. rdZi sgar bka' 'bum - 12 volumes
  9. Ta'i si tu pad ma nyin byed dbang po'i gsung 'bum - 14 volumes
10. 'Jam mgon gsung shes bya kun khyab - 3 volumes
11. Chos rje rgod tshang pa’i bka' 'bum - 5 volumes
12. Lo ras bka’ ‘bum - 5 volumes

    Sa skya
  1. Sa skya bka' 'bum - 14 volumes
  2. sGrub thabs kun btus  - 14 volumes
  3. rGyud sde kun btus - 20 volumes
  4. Kun mkhyen bsod nams seng ge'i bka' 'bum - 13 volumes
  5. Kun mkhyen go bo rab 'byams pa chen po'i bka' 'bum - 8 volumes
  6. 'Jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i dbang po'i gsung 'bum - 25 volumes
  7. 'Jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung 'bum - 8 volumes
  8. Lam 'bras chen mo - 10 volumes
  9. Lam 'bras slob bshad - 8 volumes
10. Lam 'bras tshogs bshad - 6 volumes
11. Pan chen sha kya mchog ldan gyi gsung 'bum - 24 volumes
12. dPal ldan sa skya pa na ro mkha’ spyod ma’i skor - 6 volumes

    dGe lugs
  1. Tsong kha pa'i gsung 'bum - 18 volumes
  2. rGyal tshab rje'i gsung ‘bum - 8 volumes
  3. mKhas grub rje'i gsung 'bum - 12 volumes
  4. Gong sa lnga pa chen po'i gsung 'bum - 25 volumes
  5. rJe dge 'dun grub kyi gsung 'bum - 5 volumes
  6. rJe dge 'dun rgya mtsho'i gsung 'bum - 4 volumes
  7. rJe shes rab rgya mtsho'i gsung 'bum - 6 volumes
  8. bLo gling yig cha - 7 volumes
  9. sGo mang yig cha - 8 volumes
10. Tshe gling yongs 'dzin gsung 'bum - 19 volumes
11. dKon mchog bstan sgron gsung 'bum - 8 volumes
12. kLong rdol bla ma'i gsung 'bum - 2 volumes
13. Thu'u kwan gyi gsung 'bum - 10 volumes
14. Pha bong kha pa'i gsung 'bum - 9 volumes
15. Ser byes yig cha - 8 volumes
16. gDan sa gsum gyi yig cha - 4 volumes
17. bKa' gdams pha chos - 1 volume
18. bKa' gdams bu chos - 1 volume
19. bLo bzang skal bzang rgya mtsho'i gsung 'bum - 7 volumes
20. Ngag dbang blo bzang thub bstan rgya mtsho'i gsung 'bum - 5 volumes
21. Co ne grags pa bshad grub kyi gsung 'bum - 4 volumes
22. Ser smad yig cha - 5 volumes
23. Byang rtse yig cha - 4 volumes
24. bKa' gdams chos 'byung gi skor - 2 volumes
25. Rig gnas kyi skor - 3 volumes
26. Phags pa 'jig rten dbang phyug gi rnam sprul rim byon gyi 'khrungs rabs - 5 volumes