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Public Libraries in India: A Case Study of Allahabad Public Library, Uttar Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 HNB Government (PG) College, Udhamsinghnagar, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 1-7, November,21 (2015)


Allahabad Public Library is a well known public library situated in India in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as Thornhill Mayne Memorial. It is a government public library situated at Chandra Shekhar Azad Park in Allahabad established in 1864. It is one of the oldest and largest public library in the state of Uttar Pradesh with thousands of books, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, government gazettes, etc in its collections. It provides wide range of books, magazines, newspapers, gazettes and other reading materials in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Bangla, French and other languages for everyone according to reading tastes. The library consists of 1.25 lac books on variety of subjects including books for competitive examinations. A unique collection of old newspapers and magazines are present in the library. Allahabad Public Library can be considered as one of the good Public Library for the library users. There is also scope of improving library facilities and developing well qualified staff to provide better services.


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