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CBCNEI Archive and library is situated at the old office building of CBCNEI. It was established during the time of Christian Missionaries back in 1847.

The main objective of the CBCNEI Archive and Library is to collect, organize and preserve the old historical records of the Christian and Council records. It is a reference and research centre for research scholars, Christian scholars, tribal studies, cultural studies, history, geography, and linguistic.


The library has a huge collection of documentary heritage of early missionaries since 1847 till the present time. It has a collection of more than 2000 documents. Some of the rare documents found in this library are given below.

Ø  American Baptist Missionary since 1836.
Ø  Missionary reports since 1846.
Ø  Baptist missionary Magazine since 1887.
Ø  American Baptist Foreign Mission Society 
Ø  Church Record since 1868

First newspaper in North East India: Arunodoi (Asssamese) since 1846-1853 8 Vols.

The library has a rare collection of reports of some of the indigenous tribes of North East India like Assamese, Garo, Naga (Ao, Lotha, Sumi, Tangkhul, Angami, Anal, Rengma, Sangtam), Adi, Abor, Miri, Dalfa, Hindi, Mikir, Manipuri, Nepali, Rabha, Thado, Kerki, Oriya and photographs of early missionaries in North East India. Apart from these rare documents the library has different documents consist of journals, newsletters, reports, reviews,  Bible  commentaries, Christian education, Bible Encyclopedia, Bible dictionaries, different books on sermons, Autobiographies, biographies and hymns. To keep the history of the works and contributions of early Baptish Christian alive for future generation, the library has digitized all the rare documents. We are looking forward to create a digital library very soon which can collect, organize and preserve the documents in electronic format using a digital library software which is accessible through Internet.

We need your prayer and financial support.

Contact Mrs Lichanbeni, Baptist News Assistant Editor, Library In-charge ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )