Library named after Maleca
On the territory of Baghe Melli (National Park), located near the square "Imam Homney", There is a building that occupies a territory of ten thousand square meters. This is the building of the National Museum and the library them. Maleca. The library itself once belonged to the late hajj Hussein Mel.
From the early years of your life, this man loved to read and collected books, so he decided to establish a public library and museum. Hajj Hussein Malek not only announced this complex with a common heritage, but in 1938 he simultaneously handed over large lands "ATTAN-E-HOME-E-ROMASI" (a sacred organization engaged in various types of property that are devoted to the sacred temple of Imam cuts) so that the income received from these lands was aimed at the maintenance and development of the museum and library. Previously, the library was located in the residential building of the late Hajj Hussein Malek at the Tehran Bainolharaine Bazaar, and then was transferred to a new building.
Operation of the current building of the library and the museum them. Maleg was started in 1997. Work on its construction lasted 12 years.
The library has three repositories of handwritten and printed books, each of which contains about 30,000 volumes. Thanks to the extensive collection of rare reference books, this library was recognized as reference . All the handwritten books stored there are registered in the catalog numbering 10 volumes. They can enjoy everyone. This catalog is also located in most major libraries in the world. The number of rare handwritten books of the library reaches 19,000, many of them have no analogues. For example, in the handwritten department of the library 104 books and handwritten treatises of Ibn Sina or Avicenna, a famous Iranian scientist are stored. The number of printed books, performed by a lithographic and typographical way, reaches about 45,000, most of them are written in Arabic and Persian languages, some – in Latin.
In addition to the works of Avicenna, among old handwritten books that are stored in the library, you can point out a fragment of the Koran, which is written by cufic. Preparation of this koranic manuscript is attributed to the descendant of the dear Prophet Islam (may Allah bless him and his genus), his lightness Imama Khasan Mudjtaba (and there will be peace with him). One of the works of Ptolemy (in Arabic), "Start" Euclidean and manuscripts from the meeting of Nasserddin Shah Kajara are other works that are stored in the library them. Maleca.
There are also letters and works of famous Iranian calligraphers, such as peace-enad, world Ali Heravi and Mirza Ahmad Neurizi.
In addition to three storage facilities with handwritten and printed books, the library them. Maleg has two reading rooms and various departments, including the computer support department, the reference department, the bookstation department, the microfilm department, and the binding department and the restoration of books and documents. The library carries out correspondence with the scientific centers of the world. Eto opportunities every day enjoy an average of 200-300 researchers.
The Museum at the Library Stores masterpieces of famous domestic and foreign masters, including the canvas of famous artists, the work of outstanding Iranian calligraphers, carpets, and brands and coins collections. The collection of coins, starting with the most ancient famous in the world and ending today, is estimated to be one of the complete. The museum holds coins belonging to the pre-Islamian period and the period after the spread of Islam in Iran.
The Best Works of Mashhad, Isfagan and Naina.
The Morak collection includes the oldest brands of 183 countries of the world, including certainly rare samples.
Visitors’ attention also attracts products of Iranian folk crafts and other countries of the world.
Above the book "Tehran in one glance" A group of writers worked, and it was published in the fall of 1992 by the publishing house of the Ministry of Culture and Orientation. Photos placed in the book, introduce us to history, nature, traditions, culture and daily life of Tehran. Pictures depicting the past of the city, black and white, and pictures dedicated to today’s Day of the capital – Colored. They allow you to quickly and easily take a trip to Tehran. This book contains information in English and Persian, as well as poems of the Great Iranian poets. It is especially useful to tourists visiting the Iranian capital.