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Rajkya Sarvajanik Zila Pustakalya (District Library), Alwar
Alwar is the district headquarter of Alwar district of Rajsthan. In British India it was spelt as 'Ulwar' and was a princely state. Starting with alphabet 'U' the state was always at the end of the list of states so a wise king changed the spellings to bring it to the top.
There are many theories about the origin of the name Alwar. According to one theory propounded by Cunningham the name has been derived from the Salva tribe as Salwapur. Then it became Salwar, then Halawar and eventually Alwar. According to another theory it was named Aravlpur (the city of Aravali), the hill range that passes through the region. One more theory ascribes the origin of the name to one called Alaval Khan Mewati. Still another theory mentions about a city of Alpur, founded in 1049 AD by Maharaja Kakil of Amer. It later became Alwar.
The library was started in 1975.
The library shares a building with other offices in Tilak market. The library has a big hall that has been divided into different sections for smooth functioning. The library was allotted a spacious plot of land but due to some reasons the land has been given to a park.
Alwar is located at a distance of around 160 Kms from the national capital New Delhi and around 150 Kms from the state capital Jaipur.
The library is located in the Tilak Market. It is just a 10 minutes walk from the city bus stand and about 3 Kms (approx.) from the city railway station.
The library has following posts:
|Sr.No.||Designation||No. of Posts|
The library has rich collection of 45000+ books. The whole collection has been divided into many general and special collections arranged according to DDC-19 classification scheme with CCC catalogue. The process of automation is underway using E-pustakalya.
The library subscribes to 15 newspapers in English & Hindi and 35 magazines.
The prominent newspapers subscribed by the library are:
|Sr.No.||Name of Newspaper||Language|
|2||Times of India||English|
The library has around 350 registered active members for this session.
The library offers membership for a period of one session (1st April to 31st March) and is renewable thereafter. The membership fee is as under,
- Adults Rs 21 (form price Rs 1 extra)
- Children (5-14 years) Rs 21 (form price Rs 1 extra)
The library has 2 computers. The automation of library operations is underway. The library is connected through internet.
The library remains closed on every Tuesday. The library timings vary according to the season.
- Summer (Ist April to 30th September) 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
- Winter (Ist October to 31st March) 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Rajkya Saravajanik Zila Pustakalya (District Library),
Near Purana Janana Hospital,
Phone: +91 144 270 1157
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