Dhaka University Library (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Dhaka University Library started as a part of the Dhaka University on the 1st of July, 1921. Dhaka University Library began with 18,000 books inherited from the libraries of the former Dhaka College and Dhaka Law College. F.C. Turner, the former principal of Dhaka College was the first librarian of the Dhaka University Library and Fakhruddin Ahmed succeeded him in the post in 1922. At present the Dhaka University Library has 5,500,000 books and magazines. Besides that the Library has 30,000 rare manuscript and a large number of Tracts (booklets, leaflets, pamphlets, and puthis) have been procured in microfilmed copies. Some rare books and documents have also been collected in microfilm form. In the same way, rare books and reports, puthis, Bengali Tracts and private collection of Buchanan on Bengal have been acquired from the British museum.