The Library, Museum and Document Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly(The Majles Library) represents a rare national treasure containing valuable manuscripts, books, documents, works of art from old times and other documentary heritage up to date. The establishment of the Library as a main part of the Iranian Parliament dates back to Iranian Constitutional revolution and establishment of parliament in Iran in 1906. It is the oldest governmental library in Iran and considered as one of the oldest parliamentary libraries in the Asian and Muslim countries.
The Majles Library has continued to collect resources and provide services since the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979 and in the light of Islamic identity of the Revolution.
Very valuable and exquisite manuscripts and rare books from ancient times to date as well as a comprehensive set of Iranian modern and old periodicals can be found at the Library.
In addition, it is important to make note of the valuable historical documents and UN publications and documents which are being kept in the Library that are considerable sources for historical and international researches about Iranian and global issues.
Besides, the Museum of Iranian Parliament has various galleries about contemporary Iranian painting, contemporary history of Iran, gifts and art works and Iranian script and printing.
Another astonishing aspect of the Library is the special material on Iranian and Islamic studies called “Iranian Studies Library (ISL) or Library No. 2. Currently, ISL holds valuable, rare and unique sources including 100,000 volumes of printed books in Persian, Arabic and other foreign languages such as English, French, German, Russian, Georgian, and so on, lithographic and movable-type books, specialized journals in the fields of Iranian and Islamic studies, a number of old maps including maps of Iran, the Orient and the Islamic world, proceedings of the National and Islamic Consultative Assemblies, the Senate and Constituent Assembly of Iran, and Persian abstracts of English articles.
As old as the history of human civilization, Iran is a large land inheriting from pre-historical ages till now. This land contains countless cultural treasures each of them which having untold stories to tell. Decoding these valuable treasures is an important step toward a better understanding of history and more common understanding among humans. Many researches are being carried out by researchers and scholars about Iran outside Iranian borders.
Therefore via the website the library of Iranian Parliament aims at building a bridge between the Iranian Parliamentary Library and other libraries, universities, colleges, document centers and research centers abroad to promote the friendly and cultural cooperation between Iran and other nations.
We warmly welcome you for useful and effective collaboration and contribution. Additionally, we appreciated any comments and criticisms you might have on the website and the library activities and services all.
Since the buildings of the Library are located in the Baharestan Garden with historic originality it is worth giving a small report of the Garden and its historical buildings.