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Survey is necessary to study the various aspects of libraries that is average number of readers, number of books issued, other services available, the level of satisfaction of library ‘users’ and ‘non-users’ and about the role played by the libraries in terms of their traditional role as readership promoters as well as their new role as service and information providers and the impact of public libraries on the quality of life and economic gains of local people. There are twenty seven government registered public libraries in Ghatal Subdivision. A suitable questionnaire is being framed to collect data from each library. Detailed description has been given about the origin and development, present condition of services, user patterns, problem and prospects of public libraries in Ghatal Subdivision.