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Central Library

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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.

 

 

Brief History

 

The Central Library is the oldest Public Library in India. It was established on 15th September 1832 by Vice Roy Dom Manuel de Portugal e Castro as ‘PublicaLivraria.’ It had a beginning as ‘Academia Militar de Goa’ (Military Training Institute). In 1836 the name was changed to ‘Bibliotheca Publica’ and enriched with bibliographical repository transferred from the Convents run by religious orders that were suppressed in the1834. In the same year the Library was shifted to premises where the Municipal Proceedings were held, however, the collection on Mathematics and Military sciences was left in Academia and books on Administrative and Legislative matters were transferred to Secretariat Library. On 15th February 1897 the status of Library was raised to that of a National Library and renamed as ‘Bibliotheca Nacional de Nova Goa’. In March 1925, it was annexed to the academic and cultural institution, (Instituto Vasco da Gama) and redesignated as “BibliotecaNacional Vasco da Gama’. By Decree Law no. 38684 dated 18th March 1952, the privilege of ‘Deposito Legal’ (Delivery Act) was made applicable to this library and by virtue of it the library received all publications from Portugal and her overseas Provinces. From September 1959, the Bibliotheca was detached from the Institute and put under the administrative control of ‘Servicos de Instruccao e Saude’ (Education and Health Services); it was then renamed as BibliotecaNacional de Goa. The collection of pre-liberation period consists mainly of Books and Journals in Portuguese, French, Latin, English and very few books in local language like Konkani and Marathi. The total pre-liberation collection was about 40,000 volumes.

The State Central Library Goa is under the administrative control of Government of Goa, Directorate of Art & Culture and Curator is the Head of State Central Library.

 

Library Statistics

Library Members – Adult:

– Children:

Newspapers:

Magazines:

Journals:

CD-ROM/DVD:

Maps:

Globes:

Children’s Section Books:

Children’s Magazines:

Circulation Book

Braille Books:

Books Under Delivery of Books Act

Portuguese Books:

Rare and Goan History Books:

Bound Volumes of Official Gazettes:

Bound Volumes of Newspapers:

Bound Volumes of Magazines:

Souvenirs:

Govt. Department Reports:

No. of Microfilms:

Manuscripts:

Imprints:

Reference Books

25188

1216

36

270

55

2571

292

08

22848

36

92,579

221

11,732

37,48

17,117

235

2451

1547

587

1170

461

67

12

32,237

 

Library Services

  • Union Catalogue
  • Lending Services
  • Paper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Reference Services
  • Online Book Renewal Services
  • Book Preservation Guidance
  • Book Fumigation Guidance
  • Inter Library Loan
  • Kid’s Audio Visual Section
  • Article Database of Newspapers
  • Referral Services
  • Reprography Services
  • ISBN Allotment Guidance
  • Postal Stamp Release Guidance

 

Section of the Library

1st Floor

    1. Book Shop
    2. Book Drop Box
    3. Exhibition Hall/ Art Gallery
    4. Property Counter
    5. Issue/return Counter
    6. MembershipCounter
    7. Self Check-In/Check-Out Kiosk
    8. Periodical/Magazine Section
    9. Newspaper Section
    10. Braille Section

2nd Floor

    1. Maps/Globe Section
    2. Kids Internet Browsing Centre
    3. Children’s Book Stack
    4. Audio Visual Section
    5. Audio Visual Hall
    6. Internet Browsing Section
    7. Lecture Hall
    8. Gymnasium
    9. Service Room
    10.  Study Room
    11. Delivery of Book Act Section

3rd Floor

    1. Circulation/Lending Section
    2.  Administrative Wing
  • District, Taluka& Village Library Section
  • RRRLF Section
  • Technical Section
  • Establishment and Accounts
  • Conference Hall
  • Curator’s Chamber
  • Research Cubicle

4th Floor

  1. Rare & Goa History Book Section
  2. Manuscripts and Imprints
  3. Microfilm/Browsing Centre
  4. Data Imaging Centre
  5. Fumigation Laboratory
  6. Preservation Laboratory
  7. Pantry
  8. Staff Rooms

5th Floor

Reference Section

  1. Audio Visual Section
  2. Open Reading Terrace

6th Floor

  1. Portuguese Section

 

Libraries underGoa State Central Library

Sr. No Name of The Library Contact Person Phone No
Dr. Fransico Luis Gomes District Library,
Navelim, Salcete – Goa
Shri. Mohandas Naik (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2730712
Govt. Taluka Library, Bicholim, Goa Smt. LaxmiPuranik (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2360283
Govt. Taluka Library, Canacona, Goa Shri. Prakash Gaonkar (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2643690
Govt. Taluka Library, Curchorem, Goa Miss RakshaKhobrekar (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2605544
Govt. Taluka Library, MandremPernem, Goa Shri. AbhimanyuGawas (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2247679
Govt. Taluka Library, Ponda, Goa Smt. Bharati Naik (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2315505
Govt. Taluka Library, Sanguem, Goa Smt. Sonali Naik (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2604284
Govt. Taluka Library, Valpoi, Goa Smt. DeeptiSawant (Gr.I)
Library In-Charge
 (0832) 2375236
Govt. Village Library, Goandongri,Canacona Smt. Asha B. Devidas

Library In-Charge

Govt. Village Library, Chinchinim, Verlim Shri. Socorro Antao (Gr. I)

Library In-Charge

Govt. Village Library, Balli, Quepem Smt.

Library In-Charge

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contact person
Dr Carlos Fernandes
The Curator, Department of Central Library
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Krishnadas Shama,
Goa State Central Library,
Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto,
Panaji, Goa-403001
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+91 832 2437947
+91 832 2404500
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+91 832 2437944
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Asstt. Public Information Officer / Seniormost Librarian (Grade-I)


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Krishnadas Shama,
Goa State Central Library,
Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto,
Panaji, Goa-403001
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+91 832 2404500
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Public Information Officer / The Curator


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Krishnadas Shama,
Goa State Central Library,
Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto,
Panaji, Goa-403001
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+91 832 2437947
+91 832 2404500
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Director
Directorate of Art & Culture
First Appellate Authority


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Krishnadas Shama,
Goa State Central Library,
Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto,
Panaji, Goa-403001
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+91 832 2404600
+91 832 2404601

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Central Library Membership Form
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Library Rules
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Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation
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Scheme for the Libraries run by Non-Government Institution
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