The Great National Libary is located near Alipore zoo. 3 minutes walking distance alipore Zoo, near Taj Bengal hotel avilable. Lot of books avilable here.
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There are three type of Member, the library provided library has separate reading rooms in all the four buildings. .Central Reference Library, Kolkata, in compiling the Indian National Bibliography.
Reading Rooms lots of Rule but three rule mentained here.
Please see the Rule.
1)The reading rooms are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all working days and from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays notified by the library. The reading rooms remain entirely closed on (i) Independence Day, (ii) Republic Day, (iii) Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday and other special holidays.
2) Admission to the reading rooms is free to all persons not less than 18 years of age and holding reading room membership card. Applicants shall produce evidence of age, if required.
Membership cards are issued on applying to the library on the prescribed form and on producing suitable reference. In the case of students, recommendations from the Principals or Professors of their colleges may be required. The library may, however, accept any recommendation if it considers proper.
Note: Membership cards will not be forwarded by post. Please see footnote
Local membership A limited number of books are lent out to readers under certain terms and conditions. To make use of this facility one has to become the member of the Lending division, applying on a prescribed lending form. Two books can be borrowed at a time for a period of 14 days, which can be extended for another 14 days either by phone, or by post or by personal visit. Membership of the Lending division is free, but the borrower has to deposit the amount equal to one and half time of the price of the book. A fine of 20 paisa is charged per book per day for late return. When the borrower wishes to cancel the membership, he/she gets back the money, through a cheque, without any deduction
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