AGBU Nubar Library (La Bibliothèque Nubar)

Established in 1928 in Paris, France, by AGBU founder Boghos Nubar, the AGBU Nubar Library (La Bibliothèque Nubar) is a premier center for scholarly research and an invaluable resource for the public education of Armenian history.

The library houses an impressive collection of archives, including over 10,000 photographs, and 1,000 periodicals dating back to the 19th century, in addition to 40,000 books on Armenian history. These important items offer critical insight into the history of the Armenian people and document the vital role that AGBU has played in the development of Armenia and diaspora communities.

Rare photos include those taken of AGBU’s relief efforts before, during and after the Armenian Genocide, as well as of our recent programs around the world that preserve and promote the Armenian heritage. 

Director: Boris Adjemian earned his doctorate in history from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales et from the l’Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale.” He began his research on Armenians in Ethiopia in 1997, which culminated in his 2013 book, La fanfare du Négus : Les Arméniens en Éthiopie (XIXe-XXe siècles). His current research focuses on diasporas in Africa and the Middle East.


Address : 11, square Alboni, 75016 Paris (France)

Tel. : + 331 45 24 72 77
Fax : +33 1 40 50 88 09
E-mail :

Hours of Operation:

The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

 It is closed for French national holidays and for the month of August.

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