Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version
This paper is an attempt to examine the present status and position of Government and Government sponsored public libraries in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal in terms of their establishments, membership patterns, physical facilities, staff strength, their collections, organizations, services and computer facilities etc. A total of 30 structured questionnaires were distributed among the Public Libraries across this hilly area and all the questionnaires were duly obtained with a response rate of 100%. Based on the findings the study suggests some recommendations for building functional and sound public libraries for providing effective and efficient library services to the hill community.