Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the refurbished Central Library, refurbished by the State Information Department, at a cost of Rs.1.50-crore at Block No. 11/2 in the New Secretariat building here today.
Those present on the occasion included Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha, senior Secretaries, higher officers and karma yogis. They took round of the library, browsing through the collections.
Giving details of the new features of the refurbished library, Commissioner of Information V. Thiruppugazh said it is equipped with latest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based Library Management System. Members would be issued RFID smart cards on the basis of which they could enter the library, search the desired book from the RFID kiosk and collect the same from the Automated Book Drop Box – even without entering the bookshelf sections.
The library is having a rich collection of 11,000 books in Gujarati, English and Hindi, besides other Indian languages, with fresh collections added frequently. It has a cozy reading room too, with the right ambience for study and research, with 15 computers with Internet facility. The subjects of the books are as varied as village uplift, economics, social welfare, women’s development, personality development, good governance, environment and philosophy, besides biographies of great persons of the world.