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Jammu and Kashmir to get ‘library on wheels’ for readers soon

Last Updated on August 25, 2021 at 5:58 pm

The Department of Libraries and Research and Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF), Kolkata have come together to launch ‘Library-on-Wheels’ in Jammu and Kashmir to reach out to the readers in the remotest corners of the UT by offering free library services at their doorstep.

Making the announcement at the concluding session of the two-day meeting of the UT-Level Library Advisory-cum-Purchase Committee (UTLLACPC), Director General, National Library of India (NLI) and RRRLF Kolkatta, Prof Ajay Pratap Singh said the initiative would be launched in all the Districts of J&K to make the quality reading material available in places or areas, where it is hard to find a public library.

Prof Singh said that purchase of vehicles for Mobile Libraries will be done from Corporate Houses and Philanthropic organizations under Corporate Social Responsibility while the recurring cost for these vehicles including fuel, maintenance and other charges would be borne by RRRLF. The books and other reading material would be provided by J&K’s Libraries Department with the District Libraries serving as the base libraries for the initiative.