The Museums Department’s Library was established in 1965. It is a unit that responsible for providing information, reference and reading materials. This service is specially designed for personnel of the Museums Department, in support of the research activities or projects conducted by the divisions within this department in particular.

The Brunei Museums Library is also a Material Submission Centre under the control of the “Preservation of Books Act 1967” revised edition of 1984. This Act requires each publisher to submit three (3) copies of their publications issued in this country to the Director of Brunei Museums for reference and safekeepings, and as a national heritage for future generations. On March 1st, 2016, the authority for the “Preservation of Books Act 1967” was officially taken over by the Language and Literature Bureau.