The College of Language and Culture Studies library’s name Khyentse Library is derived from the learned religious master, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche who was the First Principal of Semtokha College, erstwhile known as the Institute of Language and Culture Studies.
The main attraction of the library is the wide collection of philosophical texts of Buddhism in Pecha format and woodblock print. The philosophical texts consist of the Words of the Buddha (bka’ ‘gyur) and Commentaries by great scholars (bstan ‘gyur). Additionally, the library also hosts an ever-growing list of collections in varying topics ranging from English language and Literature, History, Buddhist Philosophy, Anthropology, Culture, Translation and many others. The library also provides access to numerous online journals and database that are available, making it an invigorating academic hub for students and faculty. A small section of the library is dedicated to Anne Myer’s Collection, which hosts young adult novels that students can avail for easy reading.
The library also offers other services such as photocopying, scanning and binding, and is open from 8 AM in the morning till 7 PM in the evening.