The first Christian public library has opened in Vietnam, after a six-month approval process last year by several agencies of Vietnam’s Communist Government.

“We hope it will be a symbol of Christian unity and Christian learning in Vietnam,” says Vu Le, executive director of Bible Society Vietnam, which established the library with local Protestant business people.

“For the Vietnamese Protestants, this is the first time they pooled collective efforts in order to establish a proper library in Vietnam.”

Since opening in July 2020, it is already stocked with around 5000 titles, including Vietnamese texts and resources in biblical studies, theology, ministry, translations and history. It also has a room full of English-language books, such as commentaries, as well as humanities disciplines, including philosophy, sociology and languages.