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Abstract: Reading is an innate capacity of a person to relish the moral, cultural, social and political aspects of the life. It is the process where from one develops from being a child to a perfect man. The study sought to assess the reading habits of college students in district Anantnag. A questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection. The data collected was analyzed quantitatively and results are presented in tables and figures. From total copies of questionnaire distributed among the students of Science and Commerce departments, 303 were filled and were returned. The findings showed that majority of the respondents take reading seriously with 56.7% of the respondents reading for personality development. The paper also revealed that homes are the preferred destinations for study among students instead of libraries, advising us to create an attractive atmosphere and collection in libraries. The study revealed that newspapers and web pages are high in demand among college students. The study also revealed that parents are the main promoters of reading habits among college students.