Public Libraries are considered as People’s University. They play a vital role in dissemination of information to all irrespective of their race, religion, colour, sex, language and status. Public library is considered as an essential part of the modern society, which will help in safeguarding the democracy, creating political awakening, bringing social awareness and fostering creative leisure activities. These public libraries provides liberal, comprehensive and wide range of information services to its users in the field of education, creation, entertainment, motivation and many more.
We now have a moderately developed democratic system of public libraries in almost all states of India. This book gives an outline of the public library system prevailing in the states of India. This book will be a reference volume on the Public Library system in India. We expect that this volume will help researchers and aspirant librarians to know about the system of libraries that influenced the culture and development of various states in India. A comparative study of the various Public Library acts and a study on the evolution of public library movement in India are worth noting among the articles.