Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) was established in 1971 by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Situated in the hill station of Dharamsala
, it is one of the most important institutions in the world dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Tibetan culture. It has eight departments such as research and translation, publication, oral history and film documentation, reference (reading room), Tibetan studies, Tibetan manuscripts, a museum, and a school for thangka painting and wood carving.
Around 80,000 manuscripts, books and documents, hundreds of Thangkas, statues and other artifacts, and 6000 photographs of Tibet are kept in the library. Guidance for research work is also available.
LTWA offers regular classes in Buddhist philosophy and the Tibetan language. Hostels are available for research scholars and students.