DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES

OFFICE OF THE CITY CENTRAL LIBRARY

Mysuru

 

1)      DEPARTMENT

Department of Public Libraries, IV Floor, Visweshwaraiah Main Tower,

Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore.

2)      ORGANISATION

City Central Library, New Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysuru – 570 001.

3)      DESCRIPTION

Department of Public Libraries came into existence in the year 1966, after the implementation of Public Libraries Act 1965.  The State Central Library situated in Bangalore City at Cubbon Park, Behind High Court Building.  This is an apex library in the state which acts as reference library having under its control the following sections-copy right division, Braillie Section, Children Section, Newspaper and periodical sections.  The Karnataka Public Library Act enable to establish District Central Libraries for each revenue District. Further it makes provision to start city central libraries for each city having the population strength exceeds one lakh.  Every District Central Library establishes branch library at each Taluk Head Quarters, like wise every City Central Library in the urban areas establishes branch libraries to each extensions, for example:  Mysuru City Central Library started branch libraries to Lakshmipuram, Siddartha Layout, Gandhinagara, Jayalakshmipuram, Kuvempunagar etc., The working system of public libraries can be shown through diagrammatically as follows:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES

 

STATE CENTRAL LIBRARY SERVICES

 

 

District Central Libraries

City Central Libraries

1)      Reference Section

2)      Copy Right Section

3)      Braillie Section

(Books for blind people)

4)      Childrens Section

5)      Newspaper Section

6)      Periodical Section

7)      Internet Service

8)      Reprographic Service

 

 

1)      Taluk Branches

2)      Gram Panchayat Libraries (At each Gram Panchayathi H.Q.)

1)      Branch Libraries

2)      Hospital Library

3)      Service Centers

4)      Mobile Library

5)      Free Reading Room

 

 

4)      SCHEMES/PLANS BENEFITS TO PUBLIC

Public Library System (or) public library is called as people’s University.  Here, any person of the society can be avail the available library services irrespective of caste, creed, colour, age and sex, public libraries are rendering reference service of books, periodicals, Gazette, Employment Information ; career information etc., to general public, students, professionals, technicians without any profit motive. In other words it may say that the public libraries are giving service with free of cost. Libraries are housed with all kinds of books on General Knowledge, General Science, Mathematics, Public Administrations, History, Economics, Political Science, Physics, Chemistry, Law, Ethics etc.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public who wants to borrow books should become a member of library by depositing normal fee as mentioned below.

 

To borrow One book         Rs.25.00

To borrow Two books       Rs.30.00

To borrow Three books     Rs.40.00

 

The duration to keep and use the lending books fixed to 15 day’s.  If the reader wants to renewal the same book, He / She may be permitted for next 15 day’s.  25 paise per day per book will be charged as penalty after the due date.  Generally public libraries are working between morning 8.30am to evening 8.00pm.  The working hours changed on the basis of working staff strength.  Weekly holiday is on every Monday and every second Tuesday.

 

5)      IMPORTANT EVENTS

Every year on 23rd April Celebrates Book Day.

                       12th August Celebrates Librarian Day.

                       14th to 20th November Celebrates National Library Week.

 

6)      STATISTICS

State Central Library, Cubbon Park, Bangalore

1

 

Technical Library, Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore

1

 

District Central Libraries

29

State

City Central Libraries

19

 

Branch Libraries

490

 

Mobile Libraries

10

 

Rural Libraries (Gram Panchayath Libraries)

5766

 

Total

6336

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mysuru City

City Central Library, Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysuru.

1

 

Branch Libraries

9

 

Service Stations

12

 

Reading Rooms

4

 

Mobile Library

1

 

Total

27

 

 

Mysuru District

District Central Library (Office), Mysuru.

1

 

Taluk Branches

6

 

Grama Panchayath Libraries

236

 

Pattana Panchayath Libraries

2

 

SC/STP Libraries

4

 

Total

249

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Deputy Director / Chief Librarian

Office of the City Central Library

New Sayyaji Rao Road

Mysuru – 570 001.

Phone : 0821-2423678

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Librarian,

City Central Library,

Mysuru.