Public Library Department

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Name of the Department : Public Libraries Department

Head of office Designation : District Library Officer

Office address : No. 1/2,  Mothilal Street, Tiruvallur

Phone & Fax  Number : 27662512.

Brief Description about the Department
 

Public Library Department comes under School Educational Department. The local library authority, Tiruvallur is established on 08.08.1997.  In Tiruvallur District  there is one District Central Library at Tiruvallur,  65 Branch Libraries,  46 Village Libraries and 15 Part Time Libraries all over Tiruvallur District.


Timing of Libraries

 

bullet District Central Library and Taluk Head Quarters Libraries : 8.00 A.M to 8.00 P.M
bullet Branch Libraries : 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM, 3.00 PM to 6.30 PM and 8.00 AM to 11.30 AM, 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM
bullet Village Libraries  : 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM  &  4.00 PM to 6.30 PM  

Enrolment of Membership

District Central Library and Other Branch Library : Rs.30/1card , Rs.50/2card , Rs.60/3card

Village Library : Rs.20/1card , Rs.30/2card, 35/3card

Main Source of Income

        The Local bodies are remitted 10% of property tax to the Local Library Authority. It is the prime revenue of the department. The Library cess collected from the Local bodies are utilized to development activities of the department, such as purchase of books and periodical. Construction of New Library buildings, Special repair of branch Libraries, purchase of Tools and plants and purchase of forms and register.

Civil Service Study Circle

The Civil Service study circle are functioning in the following Libraries.

  1. District Central Library, Tiruvallur
  2. Ambattur
  3. Tiruvottiyur
  4. kathivakkam
  5. Arani
  6. Ponneri
  7. Redhills
  8. Thiruninravur
  9. Valasaravakkam
  10. Athimancheri pettai
  11. Manavalanagar
  12. Minjur
  13. Pothaturpettai
  14. Tiruttani

Internet Browsing

Internet Browsing facilities are available in District Central Library, Tiruvallur, Ponneri, Manavalanagar, Tiruttani, Pallipattu Ambattur, Redhills and Thiruvottiyur Branch Library

 

Condition for Opening of New Library

 

1. To enroll 200 members

2. To enroll 2 Patrons

3. To Donate furniture worth Rs.2000

4. Hand over rent free building to Local Library Authority for functioning of Library till the construction of new library building.

5. To register 5 cent Vacant land to Local Library Authority for Construction of a library building.

After fulfilling the above condition, a part time library will be opened at first instance.

Opening of New Village Libraries

In the year 2008 - 2009, the following village libraries are opened and functioning effectively.

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Kakalur Village Library opened on 03.06.2008   &    Kumarachery Village Library opened on 23.06.2008

Upgradation of Libraries

As per G.O.Ms.No.317, School Education Department dt.15.12.2010, the following village libraries are upgraded as branch library.

1. Thumbikulam - 11.01.2011

2. Bavani Nagar - 11.01.2011

Library Building

In Local Library Authority, Tiruvallur among 65 Branch libraries, 58 Libraries are functioning own building, 5 libraries are functioning in rent free building, 2 libraries are functioning rented building.

Xerox machine facilities

Xerox machine facilities are available in District Central Library Tiruvallur, Ambattur, Manavalanagar, Valasaravakkam, Tiruttani, Pothaturpet, Gummidipoondi, Ponneri, Porur and Redhills Branch Library. It is very useful to the members as well as the civil service aspirants.

Vaghuparai Noolagam

To develop the reading habit from the student level, Public Libraries Department have introduced new scheme namely Vaghuparai Noolagam. According to this scheme 100 books are given to the nearby Middle, High School by the libraries twice in a month by rotation basis. Now 91 schools are adopted by the in this scheme. Nearly 45,256 Students are benefited


 

Annual Report of 2010 - 2011

 

1  Total No. of Books Available 2010176
2  Total No. of Books Available in District Central Library 94589
3  Total No. of Members 179097
4  Total No. of Members in District Central Library 8886
5  Total No. of Patrons 1934
6  Total No. of Patrons in District Central Library 70
7  Total No. of Lending 1194744
8  Total No. of Readers 3926576