Latse, formerly known as Latse Tibetan Library, is a public, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Latse in Tibetan language means a mountain peak or high place, and also refers to constructions of earth and stone found across the Tibetan plateau. Established in 2003, Latse is dedicated to promoting Tibetan language use and literacy, supporting linguistically and culturally relevant educational resources and providing access to knowledge for all generations through opportunities for higher education. Latse’s collections include rare books, photo collections, oral history archives, contemporary Tibetan language publications, and educational programs. This site also provides links to their online catalog and the Byara Database, with 12,000 bibliographic entries for articles in PRC Tibetan language journals, as well as full text access to the Latse Journal. The unique collections and programs highlight all aspects of contemporary Tibetan culture and scholarship.