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Rajkya Sarvajanik Zila Pustakalya (District Library), Sirohi
Sirohi is the district headquarter of the district with the same name. It was founded by Rao Sobhaji and his son in 15th century. In 1405, Rao Sobhaji founded the town of Shivpuri on the western slope of Siranwa Hill. It today lies in ruins. in 1425 his son Sehastramal founded a fortress on the eastern slope of the same hill. This became capital of his state and developed into present day Sirohi. In Puranic literature it is also mentioned as 'Arbudh Pradesh' and 'Arbudanchal'.
After independence the state administration of Sirohi was handed over to Bombay Government till January 1950 when it was merged with Rajsthan state as a separate district.
The library was established in the year 1945 as a public library in a school building. Later it became a district library in 1947 after the independence of India.
The library has a beautifully designed single storey building. It has a spacious hall that acts as a stack room area for its massive collection, a veranda that is being used for reading purpose by the readers, a librarian's room, an office room and a front lawn along with parking space.
Sirohi is at a distance of about 690 Kms from national capital Delhi and around 430 Kms from state capital Jaipur on NH 14.
The library is located near the Ahinsa Circle on the Palace Road. It is about 3 Kms from the city bus stand.
The library has following posts:
|Sr.No.||Designation||No. of Posts|
|1||Librarian||Mr Kesar Singh Dabbi|
The library has a rich collection of 46,000+ books. The whole collection has been divided into many general and special collections arranged according to DDC-19 classification scheme with a bound register catalogue.
The library subscribes to 7 newspapers in English & Hindi and 60 magazines.
The prominent newspapers subscribed by the library are:
|Sr.No.||Name of Newspaper||Language|
|6||Times of India||English|
The library has around 30 registered active members for this session till now.
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 25 (including form price)
The library has two computers with internet facility and photocopy facility is also available.
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 Ahinsa Circle,
Phone: +91 2972 222 567
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