Kaiser Library


Kathmandu contains the Kaiser Library, located in the Kaiser Mahal on the ground floor of Ministry of Education building. The collection which totals around 45,000 books, is derived from a personal collection of the Field Marshal Kaiser Shumsher Rana. It covers a wide range of subjects including history, law, art, religion, philosophy etc. and a Sanskrit manual of ‘Tantra’, believed to be over 1000 years old.

The Kaiser Library is situated in the Kaiser Mahal a central city of Kathmandu valley, and right in front of the Western Gate of the Narayan Hiti Royal Palace. Kaiser Mahal was the residence of Late Field Marshal Kaiser Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana son of the late Prime Minister Chandra Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana.The Kaiser Library itself is unique in terms of art, architecture, cultural heritage, photographs, and paintings mingled at one place.

Kaiser Library is one of the unique and oldest Libraries in Nepal. It was established in 2026 B.S. (1969 A.D.) with the donated of personal collection by Her Hiness Krishna Chandra Devi Rana as per the will and in memory of her late husband Field Marshal Kaiser Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana since its establishment Kaiser Library has been operating under the Ministry of Education Government of Nepal as an independent authority in itself. The Library has a total of 50,000 books, documents and pictures aving historical importance.

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