Turkmenistan - Libraries and museums
The National Library of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat holds 5.5 million volumes and is the largest in the country. The Republican Scientific and Technical Library of Turkmenistan holds 900,000 volumes and the Turkmen Academy of Sciences, in the capital, holds 2.1 million volumes. Turkmen University has the nation's largest academic library, holding 542,000 volumes. There are several fine museums in Ashgabat, including the National Museum of History and Ethnography, the State Museum of Fine Arts, and the Carpet Museum, as well as museums devoted to history and literature.