Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library a State-of-art edifice situated near Panjim bus stand at Patto. It covers a built up area of 12,100 sq. mts. The Library is named after Krishnadas Shama founder of Konkani Prose and known as Father of Konkani literature, to recognize his contribution in the field of literature in 16th century.
The Library has around 2.5 lakhs books in different languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani and Portuguese since its inception.
The library offers modern facilities like Self Check-in/Check-Out Kiosk, Book Drop Box using RFID Technology. The State Central Library was established in the year 1832 and was shifted to the new building in the year 2012.