Reader Service


Value Addition ...

Recognition of any library mainly depends on two things - its collection and the service.


Intellectuals and scholars always speak very high of the Library's precious collection and also acknowledge its prompt services. The reprographic services have been improved with the installation of Minolta Microfilm Reader Printer. In addition to microfilms, Photostat copies, slides and photographs, the Library also provides microfilm print-outs to researchers on their request.


Reference service is extended through fax, phone and now through the e-mail also. Normally the correspondence is resorted for long-range reference service. Those, who prefer to come to the Library, are served with full attention and care. Books are also lent out to the members only against their library cards.

Curzon Reading Room named after Lord Curzon is open for all. A large number of newspapers and magazines in English, Urdu and Hindi are made available there. Recently reference books and books for competitive exams have also been added to this Reading Room.


Earlier, this reading room was available for only six and a half-hours a day. But now, for the last one year, it remains open for 12 hours a day, i.e., from 8 am to 8 pm to overcome to some extent the paucity of reading space. At an average, more than 9,500 readers visit CRR every month.


Under its modernisation programme, the Library has already established its own web-site for the benefit of its readers throughout the world.

Entire collection of catalogues has been fully scanned and published with the help of NIC, Bihar State Unit  both on its web-site as well as on cd-roms which is available to the local visitors for fast and efficient search of artilces of their interest.