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Director's Message

I Kiran Gangadhar Dhandore, Director of Libraries, welcome all the readers. The Directorate of Libraries was established on 2nd May 1968 for the development of Public libraries under the Maharashtra Public Libraries Act. As committed to the library slogan

“Libraries are the Resources of Knowledge”,

the Directorate of Libraries is continuously making efforts to provide access to the knowledge to the society through Library and Information Services. The highest number of Govt. recognized public libraries in the State indicates our conscious efforts.

Public Library movement in Maharashtra is an important cultural aspect. Directorate of libraries is committed to the intellectual, social and overall development of the people in the state by promoting the reading habit and preservation of information. It plays a vital role in the implementation of Maharashtra Public Libraries Act 1967.

It helps to improve the qualitative growth of public libraries in Maharashtra and also promote the modernization of libraries for providing effective library services to the people of all the strata of the society.

I believe that the readers, library professional and library association will certainly coordinate and work towards developing the knowledge society of 21st century and to inculcate reading culture at grass root level.

We look forward to the guidance and co-operation from Hon. Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Hon. Minister of State, Hon. Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai to improvise the library profile in the State by providing financial aid for better library facilities and services.

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