Category Archives: Library System

Nawab’s library to turn into literary centre

Gulistan-e-Iram, the royal library of Awadh, may be available for literary programmes soon. Being restored by the UP housing development board, the Nawabi-era monument would be developed as a heritage building.

Built in the early 19th century, Gulistan-e-Iram was the personal library of King Ghazi-ud-din Haider, who simulated it with the garden of ‘Jannat’ (heaven).


“The library would be reused and of options being explored, the idea of using it for literary events looks most promising,” said a senior officer in the state culture department on Friday.

The department on Thursday sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the restoration of the building.

“Structural strengthening is the focus area as of now and additional funds would be used for the purpose,” said Anita Meshram, secretary, culture.

Restoration of Gulistan-e-Iram began in 2013 along with Kothi Darshan Bilas, located next to it. Historian Raushan Taqui said both monuments have a history and uniqueness.


Source- timesofindia

PG college to get an e-library

Government P G College Noida in Sector 39 will soon have a digital library that will give its students free access to a massive digital collection of books and e-journals.

Rama Raman, CEO and chairman of Noida Authority, on Friday laid the foundation stone for the e-library, which will come up in six months. The entire project will cost the Noida Authority Rs 1 crore.

Raman said the library was an integral part of any academic institution.¬†“A new digital library will improve the quality of education in the college,” he said

The college officials said the library would contain thousands of books and also archive significant literary, artistic and scientific works.
K C Sharma, college principal, said that

Rs 400 cr approved for National Mission on Library for 12th Plan

The Culture Ministry has approved Rs 400 crore for the scheme National Mission on Libraries Upgradation of Libraries Providing Services to the Public for the 12th Plan period, a spokesperson for the Ministry said today.


The components of the National Mission on Libraries (NML) include creation of National Virtual Library of India (NVLI); setting up of NML model libraries;Quantitative and Qualitative Survey of Libraries and Capacity Building. Under the scheme, the Mission will upgrade infrastructure of selected libraries and upgrade technology in 35 State Central Libraries and 35 District Libraries and six libraries under the Ministry.


Eleven State Central Libraries and 11 District Libraries have been identified so far. Six libraries under the Ministry are Delhi Public Library, Delhi; Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna; National Library, Kolkata; Central Secretariat Library; Rampur Raza Library, Uttar Pradesh; and Thanjavur Maharaja Serfojis Saraswati Mahal Library, Tamil Nadu. The proposals of 12 states have been approved and fund released to three states. However, no new libraries would be established under the scheme