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Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science
Year : 2018, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 97)
Print ISSN : 0973-7081. Online ISSN : 0975-6922.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-6922.2018.00011.6

District Prison Libraries in Uttarakhand State: A Study of Almora and Haridwar Prison Libraries

Dhiman Anil Kumar1,*, Sharma Punita2,**

1Information Scientist, Central Library, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249 404, Uttarakhand, India

2Research Scholar, Library & Information Science, Maharaja Vinayak Global University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding author) email id: akvishvakarma@rediffmail.com,


Online published on 16 May, 2018.


Prisons are supposed to possess a good library system but it is seen that in our country not much attention is paid towards developing prison libraries. Though good attempts were made in Tihar jail at the time when Mrs. Kiran Bedi was the Inspector General of the jail during 1993–1995, a branch of Delhi Public Library was opened in the jail and prisoners were provided library services. Since then, no big developments are seen except that sporadic efforts in Gujarat state. Uttarakhand being a new state does not possess a good prison library system but its two prisons-Almora and Haridwar-are compared in the present paper for their library services.



Almora district prison, College library resource centre, Correctional facility in library, Haridwar district prison, IFLA guidelines for prison libraries, Prison library system, Prison.


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