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Introduction to the Secretariat  Library  (Estd: 1918)


       Evidences show that Secretariat library came into existence in the year 1918 for administrative purpose.  This was functioning as a reference library with admission being restricted to Gazetted Officers and members of the Legislative council  which was much before the Independence of  India. 


        After Independence, utilizing the collection of books of the Government, the Mysore Government Secretariat Library was set up.  Over a period of time, this library has grown and is now known as the Karnataka Government Secretariat Library and functions as a general reference-cum-lending library.


        Though this library was established in 1918,  Later it got shifted to High Court building i.e, Athara Kacheri.  The library was functioning in the High court building, till Vidhana Soudha building was built.  Many books pertaining to Economy, Law and History and other various subjects were added to this library.  Gradually, Royal State of Mysore Maharaja’s Library got converted into Secretariat Library.  A Specific place (Room No.28) was given to this library in Vidhana Soudha,  which later got shifted to Room No.11 in the the same building.


        In the beginning it was called as Revenue Secretariat Library, Later General Secretariat Library, Mysore Government Secretariat Library and now it is called as "Karnataka Government Secretariat Library".

Last Updated: 24-11-2020 02:05 PM Updated By: Admin

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