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Rajkya Sarvajanik Zila Pustakalya (District Library), Dungarpur
Dungarpur is a town and district headquarter of the district with the same name in Rajsthan state of India. It is supposed to have been founded towards the end of the 14th century by Rawal Bir Singh, who named it after Dungaria, an Bhil chieftain whom he got murdered.
The library was started way back in 1906 as Gandhi Pustakalya. It was named after some local famous personality with surname Gandhi. Later it was renamed as Ducat Library before it got the present name and status of a district library in 1957.
The library has a double storey building spread on an area of about 4000 sq. feet. The ground floor has a big hall and two stores. The Ist floor has the Librarian's Room, two Stack Roomss, Reading Room, Circulation Desk etc.
Dungarpur is at a distance of about 780 Kms from the national capital New Delhi and around 510 Kms from state capital Jaipur.
The library is located in the center of the city in the Marwari School Garden.
The library has following posts:
|Sr.No.||Designation||No. of Posts|
|1||Librarian||Mr Amritlal Joshi|
The library has a rich collection of 42,300+ books. The whole collection has been divided into many general and special sub-collections arranged according to DDC-19 classification scheme. A major part of collection has been catalogued using e-pustakalya software.
The library also maintains a small but valuable collection of rare books which have been scanned and converted into digital format for future preservance.
The library subscribes to 12 newspapers in English & Hindi and 48 magazines.
The prominent newspapers subscribed by the library are:
|Sr.No.||Name of Newspaper||Language|
|7||Aatma Ki Jawala||Hindi|
|12||Times of India||English|
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)
The library has three computers with internet access for office use and automating its collection. A considerable part of the library collection has been catalogued using e-pustakalya and the work is in progress. The library also has some audio-visual equipment for its children section.
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),
Marwari School Garden,
Phone: +91 2964 234 011
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