“The Centre for the Study of the Texts . . . will be the seat of an institution of Bahá’í scholars, the efflorescence of the present Research Department of the World Centre, which will assist the Universal House of Justice in consulting the Sacred Writings, and will prepare translations of and commentaries on the authoritative texts of the Faith.”
The Universal House of Justice, A Wider Horizon: Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice 1983–1992
(Riviera Beach: Palabra Publications, 1992), p. 52.
“The building was completed and occupied in 1999. It now houses the Research Department, and is the temporary home of the International Bahá’í Library and other offices.”
Visiting Bahá’í Holy Places, p. 35.