Baramulla, June 15: A state-of-the-art Model District Library with a capacity of thousands of books and world class system that disperse information, fosters reading habits and facilitates reading habits besides research work is coming up at Carriapa Park Baramulla at a cost of Rs 3 crores.
The director libraries, Rafi Ahmad, while confirming the development said that the project will be conceived by department of PWD Baramulla and first instalment had been issued to the executing agency.
“The high tech library with state of the art facility will be coming up at Carriapa Park Baramulla. It will be a multipurpose library, equipped with all the facilities and will be constructed considering needs of users in the modern digital era,” he said.
The UT Government has already earmarked Rs 2 crore during the current financial year for construction of the library building. The building which will come up at a whopping cost of Rs 3 crore will be jointly constructed by the department of libraries J&K and Raja Ram Mohan Roy library foundation, Kolkatta and will be a first of its kind hi-tech library in Jammu and Kashmir.
The multipurpose high tech library will be equipped with modern technological facilities including an IT hub and interactive LCD display for online coaching of students for competitive examinations besides there will be separate reading room for children and senior citizens and a general reading room.
The library will also be equipped with a cafeteria and a conference hall besides other facilities for users.
Pertinently, Baramulla is the only district in Jammu and Kashmir that has no full-fledged district public library. The existing library is housed in a rented building with insufficient accommodation.