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Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 3
First page : ( 269) Last page : ( 277)
Print ISSN : 0973-7081. Online ISSN : 0975-6922.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-6922.2019.00034.2

Public libraries in India: Problems and Prospects

Rao M. Koteswara

Former Librarian, IGM Library, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Email id: mk-rao@hotmail.com

Online published on 6 September, 2019.


The paper highlights the importance and need for public libraries in a knowledge society. It describes the present state of public libraries and examines various factors responsible for the failure of public library system. The author proposed certain structural changes and corrective steps to make them viable enable public libraries to provide the required information services to the users. At the end of the paper reiterates the relevance and the role of public library as a vibrant space for community development.



India, Problems, Prospects, Public library.


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