Collection Development

Madan Puraskar Pustakalya (MPP) has a unique collection of monographs, periodicals and ephemera which reflects different aspects of Nepalese society, culture, history and Nepali literature of different periods. The library collection is rich in rare materials, which are very vulnerable for circulation. It is also unique and different from usual libraries. The collections comprises newsletters, posters, pamphlets, banners, calendars, manuscripts, reports, manifestos, letters, sketches, photographs, negatives, film-footage, speeches, press releases, images of wall paintings, invitations, audio-records etc. Now, the library holds the largest collection of the monographs, periodicals and ephemera written and published in Nepali language. Also, it holds a significantly large collection of photographs and photo-negatives (both celluloid and glass plates).

Current Status of Collections at MPP

Collections Numbers
Monographs 30,000
Periodicals 6,000
Ephemera 13,000
Photographs (old b/w) 15,000
Photographs (new) 37,000
Audio/Visuals 750
Manuscripts 710