Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata

Objective

  • To enunciate a national library policy and to help build up a national library system;
  • To provide financial and technical assistance to libraries;
  • To provide financial assistance to organizations, regional or national engaged in the promotion of library development;
  • To promote research on library development
  • To advise the Government on all matters pertaining to the library development in the country;
  • To propagate the adoption of library legislation in the country.

Functional Procedure

In order to improve library facilities in the country, RRRLF has adopted certain schemes of Matching and Non-Matching assistance. To avail of assistance under the Matching Scheme a State/U.T. has to participate in the programmes of the RRRLF by contributing matching share on a pre-determined basis.

Activities

Matching Schemes
  • books and reading materials.

    Assistance towards building up of adequate stock of books and reading materials.

  • Mobile Library Services.

    Assistance towards development of Rural Book Deposit Centres and Mobile Library Services.

  • construction /renovation of Library Building

    Assistance to public libraries for construction /renovation of Library Building

  • Book-Exhibitions

    Assistance towards Training, Seminars, Workshops, Library Awareness Program and Book-Exhibitions

  • Rural Book Deposit Centers

    Assistance towards Organization of Mobile Libraries and Rural Book Deposit Centers

  • Assistance towards Modernisation, Computer for library application, TV-cum-VCP etc.

Non- Matching Schemes
  • Central Libraries and District Libraries

    Central Selection of Books ( Hindi and English) for State Central Libraries and District Libraries

  • Children’s Corner in Public Libraries

    Establishment of RRRLF Children’s Corner in Public Libraries

  • (NGOs)

    Assistance to Libraries run by Voluntary Organizations (NGOs)

  • Public Library

    Assistance to Children Libraries or Children Section, Women, Senior Citizen Sections, Neo Literate Section and Career Guidance Section in the Public Library.

  • Celebrations of 50/75/100/125 years

    Assistance towards Celebrations of 50/75/100/125 years

  • Centrally Sponsored Libraries

    Assistance to Centrally Sponsored Libraries

  • Seminars etc

    Assistance towards Organization of Workshops, Seminars etc.

  • Library Statistics

    Assistance towards Collection & Compilation of Library Statistics

  • users in the libraries

    Assistance towards Providing facilities for differentially Abled users in the libraries.

Achievements

  • RRRLF Digital Library Initiative

    Digitization of rare books, including pre-Independence newspapers, journals and other copyright-free materials, including paintings, photographs, manuscripts etc., available in public libraries are being done to create a National Digital Repository of rare materials available in public libraries in India.

    • Digitization & Microfilming of 3 million pages of rare materials available at Rabindra Bhavan, Visva-Bharati have been completed with the technical assistance of CDAC, Kolkata.
    • CDAC has been approached for Digitization of 5 lakh pages of rare documents available at Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Kolkata.
  • Skill Development Programme
    • To improve the skill of the working Public Librarians RRRLF has been organizing various types of training programmes.
  • National Mission on Libraries
    • RRRLF has been declared as the Nodal Agency for the National Mission on Libraries for administrative, logistic, planning and budgeting purposes. RRRLF is also the Technical partner of National Mission Libraries on Libraries for implementation of the following three projects :
      • Setting up of NML model libraries
      • Quantitative and Qualitative survey of libraries
      • Capacity building

  • National Culture Fund
  • http://india.gov.in/
  • http://www.incredibleindia.org/
  • http://ngodarpan.gov.in/
  • http://nmi.nic.in/
  • http://mygov.in