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Libraries in Guwahati

 ‘Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed & some few to be chewed and digested’:    Francis Bacon.

Libraries in Guwahati houses vast number of books that an individual can think of. Be it rare or popular, fiction or non-fictional, regional or foreign language - one can find all types of books in various libraries spread across the city.

Books at all times have been a source of knowledge, entertainment and leaning to mankind. Libraries and books have always been instrumental in opening new panorama of knowledge and understanding for their readers. Guwahati has many good libraries that helps an individual to gain knowledge, and spend one’s leisure time in a productive manner.

District Library in Guwahat

Library in GuwahatiThe District library was established in the year 1955-56. The library has more than 85,000 collections. Initially it was started at Curzon Hall and in the year 1959 it was shifted it to its present building. It has three sections –science and technology, reading and reference and issue at present and is planning to add four more.

In the year 1948 the Gauhati University Library started its functioning at Chandmari (presently known as old University Colony). Later in the year in 1962, it was moved to Room No.1 of the Arts building.

After the death of the first Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University, Professor K. K. Handiqui, an Orientalist of world fame, the Gauhati University Library was renamed as K. K. Handiqui Library 1982.

The K. K. Handiqui Library was established in order to cater the needs of the teachers, students, and scholars of the University.  The library not only helps in carrying the classroom instructional programmes of the University but also unwind the perspective of knowledge in regard to the different research programmes conducted by the University.

K.K Handique Libray aims to serve as an effective instrument of development and change for the state of Assam and the rest of India and also aims to set high standards of excellence in the preservation of knowledge.

Following are the names of Libraries in Guwahati along with their address:

Marwari Hindi Pustakalaya

Address: Panbazar, Guwahati - 781001
Phone No: 0361 - 2516132

Guwahati University Library
Address: Jalukbari, Guwahati - 781014
Phone No: 0361- 2570529

District Library
Address: Near Dighali Pukhuri, Guwahati - 781001
Phone No: 0361 - 2545344, 2545198, 2543369

Bina Library
Address: College Hostel Road, Panbazar,
Guwahati - 781001
Phone No: 0361- 2544081

The Student's Library
Address: B.Barooah Road,
Opposite B.Barooah College Gate,
Ulubari, Guwahati - 781007
Phone No: 9706842256

Staff College Library
Address: Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam - 781022

S.K. Bhuyan Library

Address: Cotton College, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam – 781001
Phone No: 0361- 2606155

Nabin Bordoloi Library

Address: Near Dighali Pukhuri,
Panbazar, Guwahati - 781001

Other than the libraries one can also explore some excellent book stores in Guwahati. Following are the list of some of the book stores in Guwahati :

Chandra Prakash
Address: Tarulata Bhawan, Jaswanta Road,
Panbazar, Guwahati – 781001
Phone No: 0361-2511946, 9435548367

Novelty Book Shop
Address: Opp Ghar, Mln Road, Panbazar,
Guwahati – 781001
Phone No: 0361-2516170

Western Book Depot
Address: Jaswant Road, Pan Bazar,
Guwahati – 781001
Phone No: 0361- 2543228

Prime Books & Periodicals
Address: S C Goswami , Panbazar Road,
Lakhtokia, Guwahati – 781001
Phone No: 0361- 2733065

Assam Book Depot
Address: M N Road, Panbazar,
Guwahati – 781001
Phone No: 0361- 2543896

Pauline Book & Media Centre
Address: G N B Road, Ambari,
Guwahati – 781001
Phone No: 0361 - 2133852

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