Government of Nepal

Ministry of Forests and Environment

Forest Research and Training Centre

Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal


Central Forest Library

This library began its services early in 1962 (B.S. 2019) as a small supportive unit of the Forest Resources Survey Office (FSRO). In 1976, FSRO was restructured as Forest Survey and Research Office (FSRO) with library as section. In early 80's with the technical assistance from Nepal-UK Silviculture Research Project, this library was further developed and managed under the Forest Research and information center (FRIC), one of its two components. With the restructuring of the Forests Ministry in 1989, this library was separated from the FRIC and was given the status of the Central Forest Library (CFL) within Forest Survey and Statistics Division of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation. Again in Mid July 1993, this library was given the sectional status of the newly created Forest Research and Survey Center (FORESC). 
CFL is the biggest library of its kind in Nepal. This library has been recognized as the Subnational Forestry Focal Point of SAARC countries and is within Forestry Information Network (FIN) as sub Forestry focal point in Nepal and also an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) London. The library has a collection of about 16000 items, which include forestry-related books/documents, Journal, periodicals, Microfilm, Microfiche and also a CD-Rom database called TREECD with comprehensive forestry information covering literature published throughout the world from1939 to 2003.
Recently,Department of Forest Research and Survey has started to provide online libary services from its website.These services are available 24 hours a day.Please visit this link "Online Library"
The library holds a comprehensive collection of forestry literature from many countries around the world. Both internal and external readers makes frequent use of the facilities. The library is administered directly by the Department of Forest Research and Survey, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation.
 To provide the quality service by making the library as much facilitated as possible and
modernizing it. 
 To develop the network with SAARC/ Internationally standard library.
 To establish database with regard to natural resource management and biodiversity 
conservation sector
 Fully automated database online for National and International users.
For further information, please contact:
Mr.Suresh Kumar Yadav
Mob. No.9841249831
Department of Forest Research and Survey
GPO Box 3339 ,
Kathmandu , Nepal