The unit started in 1970 in the form of Mobile Library with 21350 volumes of books with the support of some well-wishers and Rammohan Library Foundation, Kolkata. At the beginning library started with the following objectives- to provide books to the affiliated rural organizations at remote areas for continuing education to the neo-literate, semi-literate and students, to give the books periodically and alternatively thrice in a year on refundable basis. To have the opportunity for maximum users access to the books, where the library facilities were not available. The library was run in this concept during first two decades. Later, it was turned into the form of Lokasiksha Parishad Library as a Nodal Library in 1992. At the same time library was enriched with different categories of books, reference books, academic books, religious books and then within a period of time more valuable books under agricultural, social science, research related books, periodicals, magazines were included in the library. The students of University (VU), college, trainees under different trades, teachers, faculties, professors, trainers, staffs and researchers get the benefit of lending facilities and also use the reading room. Till date 34886 nos. of books excluding periodicals & Journals/magazines are available.

Initially the Library was started with a view to extend the Library facilities to the remote rural areas. Later with the multiplicity of rural and other development activities, a permanent library was set up at the premises of Lokasiksha Parishad.

At present it is developing with scientific classification with the DDC support and rare publications are being developed, scanned and e-binding is being taken up and special library system (LTS) is in progress.

Trainees, students under College and Universities, Trainers, Teachers, Professors, faculties under different scheme, researchers, placement students under outside Universities and in-house staffs are using the Library.

Initially it was started as a Mobile Library to extend its facilities to the remote areas at the door steps of readers otherwise who couldn't have access to such facilities.

In future it is proposed to develop scientific classification with the DDC support, extend the benefits of net-working, e-access, e-journals and e-information facilities to the users.



Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur is one of the biggest rural development institution of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah

Ramkrishna Mission Loksiksha Parishad
Ramkrishna Mission Ashram
Narendrapur, Kolkata - 700 103, WB, India

(A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Mission
Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal - 711202)

Phone : +91 33 24772207, 24770975
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