Library Services - Mobile Library

Books on Wheels

The City Central Library in Mysuru will introduce Kuvempu MobileLibrary in the State to take the books closer to the people. As a part of the centenary celebrations, the library will start being functional again with added collection of books and better transport.

A library on wheels has proved a real boon to bookworms, especially for home makers in mysuru. Mobile has a collection of nearly 7000 book in kannada and English.The mobile library will make a half-an-hour halt at a pre-designated spot every week, giving readers an opportunity to return and pick up new books.

Initially, the mobile library will visit only the 40 wards of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) that do not have public libraries. The Central Library can consider extending the services of the mobile library to the remaining wards. Interested residents can borrow novels, fiction, literature, general knowledge books and others available in Kannada and English.

Mobile Library will have a computer that facilitates an automated lending system. The mobile library is expected to make half-an-hour halts at eight different wards in a day. “The mobile library will visit each ward once a week at the same time of the day.

City Central Library, Mysore

KThe City Central Library is the timekeeper for a hundred years of history. It was established in the reign of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar in 1915 and handed over to the public in 1965 when the Public Library Act was passed in Karnataka. The library has stayed relevant with the changing times, bringing on new books, periodicals, people as well as thought processes. The city central library is a living proof of S Ranganathan's laws that the library is a growing organism.

Founders of the City Central Library Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Sir Mirza Ismail were instrumental in the construction of City Central Library. It received support from Janab M. Hussain, B. M. Shri, Rao Bahadur Ranga Iyengar, M. Venkatakrishnaiah, Rev. E. W. Thomson, N. S. Subbarao and B. G. Lakshman Rao.

Founder of the CCL

Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Sir Mirza Ismail were instrumental in the construction of City Central Library. It received support from Janab M. Hussain, B.M. Shri, Rao Bahadur Ranga Iyengar, M. Venkarakrishnaiah, Rev. E.W. Thomsan, N.S. Subbarao and B.G. Lakshman Rao.