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Date of this Version

Winter 1-10-2020


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This paper highlighted on the public library’s role in the society as a focal point for local economic development, adapted to the West Bengal. It proposes a re-focusing of public libraries towards the idea of an information centre, to contribute towards local economic development by satisfying the information needs of citizens, small businesses, new entrepreneurs and community institution. This new vision of the public library as an information centre creates greater links and integration between the public library and its local community.



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