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State Central Library
Established in 1956 as a part of the program adopted in the ... more

Uttarpara Joykrishna Public Library
This is a library of special character.It reflects 19th century... more

Kolkata Metropolitan Library
Established in 1980,this library serves as Govt.Dist. Library...... more

North Bengal State Library ,Coochbehar
Established in 1900 in the Princely state of Coochbehar,this... more

Other Govt. & Govt. sponsored District Libraries
Other Govt.District Libraries such as ,Taki Govt.Dist.,North 24..more

Town / Subdivisional Libraries
Town/Subdivisional Libraries are at the 2nd tier Of the dist. ... more

Rural/Area/Primary Unit Libraries
These Libraries are at the lowest tier of the library system..... more

Community Library Cum Information Centre
These centres have been established in Blocks.One centre..... more

Other Important Activities
The other important activities of PLS of the DLS are follows.... more

Established in 1956 as a part of the programme adopted in the First Five Year Plan, this Library serves as the apex Public Library of West Bengal. It renders the following Services to its own clientele as well as to other Libraries of the state:
READING ROOM SERVICES
PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER SERVICE
LENDING SERVICES
SERVICES TO CHILDREN
SERVICES TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS
CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICES
REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERVICES
DOCUMENT COPY SUPPLY SERVICE
IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES
UNDER THE MATCHING SCHEME OF STATE  GOVERNMENT AND
RAJA ROMMOHAN ROY LIBRARY FOUNDATION. 

 

This is a Library of special character. It reflects nineteenth century Bengal culture and heritage. This Library is very special for old journals and rare collections. It was established in 1859 by the famous Jamindar Raja Joykrishna Mukherjee. Government took the responsibility of this Library and converted it into a Government Institution in 1964. This Library renders the following services:
READING ROOM SERVICE
PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER SERVICE
SERVICE TO RESEARCH WORKERS
LENDING SERVICE
CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICE
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
SERVICE TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS
REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERVICE

Established in 1980, this Library serves as the Government District Library of Kolkata. It renders the following services to its clientele:

READING ROOM SERVICE
LENDING SERVICE
CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICE
SPECIAL SERVICE TO RESEARCHERS ON KOLKATA & URBAN STUDIES
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER SERVICE
REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERVICE
 

Established in 1900 in the Princely State of Coochbehar, this Library is famous for its valuable and rare collections. This is the Government District Library of Coochbehar District. This Library renders the following services:

READING ROOM SERVICE
LENDING SERVICE
CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICE
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
SERVICE TO RESEARCHES WORKERS
PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER SERVICE
REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERVICE

Other Government District Libraries such as, Taki Government District Library at Taki, North 24 Parganas, Deshbandhu District Library, Darjeeling, Barasat Government Library at Barasat, North 24 Parganas, Uttar Dinajpur District Library and 19 Government Sponsored District libraries at Howrah, Hooghly, South 24 Parganas, Bardhaman, Asansole, Durgapur, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad render the following services:

READING ROOM SERVICE
LENDING SERVICE
CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICE
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER SERVICE
REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERVICE

Town/Subdivisional Libraries are at the second tier of the district library system. These Libraries renders the following services:

 

READING ROOM SERVICE
LENDING SERVICE
CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICE
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
TEXT BOOK SERVICE
REFERENCE SERVICE

These Libraries are at the lowest tier of the library system of a District.These Libraries render the following services:

 

LENDING SERVICE
SERVICE TO CHILDREN
TEXT BOK AND CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICE
REFERENCE SERVICE
READING ROOM SERVICES

These centres have been established in Blocks. One centre is there in a Gram Panchayat where there is no Government or Government Sponsored Library. These centres are at the forming stage. These centres are to render the following services:

LENDING SERVICE
READING ROOM SERVICES
RENDERING OF SERVICE TO RURAL PEOPLE RELATED TO THEIR LIFE & LIVELIHOOD

CREATION OF DATABASE REGARDING LIBRARY SERVICE
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CONTROL
ORGANISATION OF BOOK FAIR
ASSISTANCE TO NON-GOVERNMENT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MATCHING SCHEME OF THE RAJA RAMMOHUN
ROY LIBRARY FOUNDATION AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT