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The purpose of this paper is to report the finding of the study of reading habits among the senior secondary student of three Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) school of Varanasi district run by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The study adopts the questionnaire tool & 300 questionnaires are distributed to collect the data from the student to examine the choice of reading material, preferred place, language & source of getting reading materials. Collected data indicates that the English language is the most preferred language for reading; textbook, newspaper magazines are the most preferred reading material. School is the most preferred place of reading; the Internet is a major source of getting reading material followed by the library & home. School assignments are a major reason for reading. This study has practical implications for library professionals to identify factors hindering the reading habits of students finding indicates that however the internet is a major source of getting reading materials but the majority of students prefer printed materials over electronic reading Material.