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                                                       State Central Library

Background:

     The State Central Library was established in the year 1969 under the Department of Culture, Government of Sikkim and is presently located at 3rd floor, Manan Bhawan, Development Area Gangtok. In due course of time other public libraries in the Districts as well as Sub-Divisions were also established.

 

LIBRARIES UNDER CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

Sl. No

Library

Office Address

Software

Application

    01. 


State Central Library, Gangtok 

(East Sikkim)

Mannan Bhawan, (3nd floor) Development Area, Gangtok, East Sikkim, 737101.


SLIM 21

 02.

District Library,  Mangan  (North Sikkim)

Community Centre, Pentok Road, Mangan, North Sikkim, 737116.

NA

 03.

 District Library,  Namchi  (South Sikkim)

Community Centre, Bhaichung Stadium Road, Namchi South Sikkim, 737126.

NA

 04.

 District Community Library,  Gyalshing  (West Sikkim)

Community Hall, Near Taxi Stand, West Sikkim, 737111.

NA

 05.

 Sub Divisional Library,  Chungthang  (North Sikkim)

SDM Office, Chungthang, North Sikkim, 737120.

NA

 06.

Sub Divisional Library,   Pakyong  (East Sikkim)

Community Centre, Near St. Xavier School, Pakyong East Sikkim, 737106.

NA

 07.

Sub Divisional Library,   Rongli  (East)

SDM Office, Rongli, East Sikkim, 737133.

NA

 08

 Sub Divisional Library, Ravongla   (South)  

Kewzing Road, Near SDM Office, Ravongla, South Sikkim, 737139.

NA

09

Sub Divisional Library,   Soreng (West)  

SDM Office, Soreng, West Sikkim, 737121.

NA

10.

AINLS&RC Kyongsha  (West)

Bhanu Salig, Below Girls Sr. Sec School, West Sikkim, 737111.

NA



    













  The objective of establishing these public libraries is to promote reading habit and to create well informed civil societies. The public library of the modern era is moving ahead to reposition itself as a critical Community Asset and Knowledge Hub. 



SLIM-21: The State Central Library is presently using  library software, namely SLIM-21(System for Library Information and Management) developed by M/s: Algorhythms consultant Pvt. Ltd, Pune having the following modules.

  • Circulation

  • Cataloguing 

  • Acquisition

  • Serials control 

  • Web OPAC

  • Online membership – the online membership module will be activated as and when cataloguing of total collection of SCL is completed. 




Library Services:Provided till date:


  • Orientation for library professionals.

  • Reading activities. 

  • Outreach programme for children for inculcation of  reading habit. 

  • Extended awareness programs with participation of Panchayats, teachers, parents and students.

  • Story Telling.

  • Writing Program.

  • Group Reading. 

  • Book Donation Campaign

  • Mental Health Support for the vulnerable section of the Society through reading of stories/ drawing through imagination etc.

Library Services provided to the Target Groups:

 

Readers Club Members participating in  group discussion in the State Central Library.

 

             

 

  Out reach and Advocacy Programme for reviving reading culture in the State with local community members.                                                    

  At Majhitar Government Secondary School.                

 

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Reading Program in a primary School “Canaan Academy” 

at  Merung- East Sikkim.

  Mental Health Support for the vulnerable section of the Society through reading of stories/ drawing through imagination etc




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                  Story Telling Session in the State Central Library and  Quiz Competition - 2018

      

STATE LIBRARY COMMITTEE (SLC):

 

  • The State Library Committee Meeting is held twice a year to review and recommend proposals for up gradation, development and modernization of Public Library Services in the State of Sikkim. 

 

The Committee Comprises of the following Members. 

 

01.

Secretary, Culture Department, Government of Sikkim.

Chairman

02.

Chairman RRRLF, Kolkata, or his Nominee.

Member

03.

Director General, RRRLF, Kolkata, or his Nominee.

Member

04.

Director, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development Department, Government of Sikkim. 

Member

05.

Director, Education Department, Government of Sikkim or his Nominee.

Member

06.

Principal, Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College, Tadong.

Member

07.

President, Sikkim Akademi.

Member

08.

Director, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

Member

09.

President, Nepali Sahitya Parishad or his nominee.

Member

10.

Director, Women & Child Development Division, Social Justice and Welfare Department. 

Member

11.

Chief Accounts Officer, Culture Department.

Member

12.

Educationalist or authors connected with production of books to be nominated by State Government for a period of every three years.

Member

13.

OSD / Librarian, State Central Library, Culture Department, Government of Sikkim.

Convener/ Member Secretary

Membership Rules / form:

The public libraries are institutions to provide library services and reading facilities for users who are enrolled as member of the library under the rules specified below. Non-members may also use the library facilities within the library reading room but shall not be entitled to borrow reading materials from the library for home reading.

  1. People who are resident of Gangtok or any District or Sub-Divisions or any other area as specified by the Government and its surrounding places shall only be entitled to enroll themselves as members to borrow books from the library. There are two types of membership (i) Ordinary Membership (ii) Life Membership. Person opting for ordinary membership requires topay Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty) only as enrolment-cum-annual fee under Revenue Head of 0202-04/Culture at State Bank of Sikkim and Rs. 200/- extra should have to be deposited in cash with the Librarian as Security deposit which shall be refundable later on.

  2. For Life Member he/she shall have to pay onetime fee of Rs.  500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) only and deposit under the Revenue Head of 0202-04/Culture at State Bank of Sikkim and the bank receipt should be produced to the Librarian accordingly. This will be applicable only to Public Libraries under Culture Department.

  3. The person seeking membership of the Library shall be introduced to the library by a responsible person such as Gazetted Officer of the State Government. In case of students they should be introduced by the concerned Principals/ Headmaster of the School.

  4. A member shall be entitled to borrow a maximum of two books at a time for period of 10 (Ten) days.

  5. A fine of Rs. 1/- (One) per book per day shall be levied and collected from the members who do not return the book(s) issued to him/her in time. Further no books or any reading materials shall be issued to such members until the fine is fully paid and the books are returned to the Library.

  6. In the event of loss or damage to a book, the member shall either replace the book with a new one or pay three times more of the current cost price of the loss or damaged book. In such circumstances, members shall not be entitled to borrow any book till its settlement.

  7. A member who repeatedly fails to abide by the Library Rules and do not return the borrowed books in time or fails to pay the cost of the books in the event of its loss/damage within one month, maximum 3 (Three) reminder letters shall be sent by post to the borrower from the library at his/her address as recorded in the register during the time of his/her enrolment. If no response is received from the borrower within three month from the last reminder then his/her name shall be notified through Sikkim Herald/ Local news Paper without any information and his/her name will be struck off from the membership register without any further information as well as security deposit shall be forfeited.

  8. Member (Ordinary) who fails to renew their membership continuously for three consecutive years, their name shall be struck off from the membership register and their security deposit shall be forfeited.

  9. Reference and rare books shall not be allowed to issue for home reading from the library under any circumstances. Members shall however read them in the reading room or may take Photo copy of their requirement on payment basis.

 

 

   

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State Central Library

Culture Department

Government of Sikkim,Gangtok

                                                                 

                  Membership Application Form

 I desire to become a member of Lending Section of the State Central Library/ District Library/ Sub-divisional Library.

 I have read the Rules and Regulations and agree to abide by them. I shall take proper care of the Library books and undertake to replace any books lost or damaged by me. I shall notify to the Library in the event of any change in my address.

His/her full name...............................................................................................

Permanent address………………………………………………….....

 

Profession/ Designation.....................................................................

 

Name and address of educational institution/office/organisation (for students and working people only)…………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Date of Birth…………………………………………

 

Mobile No…………………………………………..

 

E-mail Address………………………………………..

 

Two stamp Size photographs and I.D. Card (Adhar/Voter Card)

 

Signature of Introducer…………………………………………………………………………….

(Full Name & Address with Rubber Stamp)

Specimen signature



Signature of Applicant




(For Office Use)

 

Library Card No.......................................................

Bank receipt No./ Date/Amount................................................

Issued on...............................................

Signature of Librarians

BROAD CATEGORIZATION OF READING RESOURCES IN STATE CENTRAL LIBRARY, GANGTOK.

Serial No.

Main Category

Sub-Category

Classification No.

1

COMPUTER SCIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SYSTEMS

a) Bibliographies.

000-090

b) Library and Information Science.

c) Encyclopedias and Books of Facts.

d) Magazines, Journals.

e) News Media, Journalisms and Publishing.

f) Quotations.

2

PHILOSOPHY

a) Philosophy.

100-190

b)Metaphysics.

c)Epistemology.

d) Parapsychology and Occultism

e) Philosophical Schools Of Thought.

f) Psychology.

g) Philosophical Logic.

h)Ethics.

i) Ancient, Medieval and Eastern Philosophy.

j) Modern Western Philosophy.

3

RELIGION

a) Philosophy and Theory Of Religion.

200-290

b) The Bible.

c) Christianity.

d) Other Religions( Buddhism, Hinduism,Muslim).

4

SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY.

a)Sociology and Anthropology.

300-390

b) Statistics.

c) Political Science.

d) Economics.

e) Law

f) Public Administration and Military Science

g) Social Problems and Social Services.

h) Education.

i) Commerce, Communications and Transportation.

j) Non-Governmental Organization.

k)Entrance Exam Books(JEE, NEET, NET, UPSC, General Aptitude, CAT, MAT, CLAT, GATE)

l) Costoms, Etiquette and Folklore.

5

LANGUAGE

a) Linguistics.

400-490

b) English and Old English Languages.

c)The Eastern Aryan Languages.

d) Sanskrit.

e) Translation- Chinese, Tibetan,Japanese.

f) Other Languages( Nepali, Hindi, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo).

6

SCIENCE

a) Mathematics.

500-590

b) Astronomy.

c) Physics.

d) Chemistry.

e) Earth Sciences and Geology.

f) Fossils and Prehistoric Life.

g) Biology.

h) Plants 

(Botany).

i) Animals (zoology).

7

TECHNOLOGY

a) Medicine and Health.

600-690

b) Engineering.

c) Agriculture.

d) Home and Family Management.

e) Management and Public Relation.

f) Chemical Engineering.

g) Manufacturing.

h) Manufactuire For Specific Uses.

i) Constructions Of Buildings.

8

ART

a) Area Planning and Landscape Architecture.

700-790

b) Architecture.

c) Sculpture, Ceramics and Metalwork.

d) Graphic Art and Decorative Arts.

e) Painting.

f) Printmaking and Prints.

g) Photography, Computer Art, Film, Video.

h) Music.

i) Sports, Games and Entertainment.

9

LITERATURE, RHETORIC AND CRITICISM.

a)Fiction.

800-890

b) Classic Collection.

c) Collection of Essays, Poems,Dramas,Speeches and Letters.

d) American Literature In English.

e) English and Old English Literatures.

f) Indian Literature.

10

HISTORY

a) Geography and Travel.

900-990

b) Biography and Genealogy.

c) History Of Ancient World.

d) History of Europe.

e) History Of Asia.

f) History Of Africa.

g) History of Germany.

11

NORTH EAST INDIA

a) History Of North East.

N/E-541

b) Culture and Religion Of North East.

c) Arts and Crafts Of North East.

d) Tribes of North East.

e) Tourism In North East.

12

CHILDREN'S SECTION

a) Stories.

823

b)Short Stories.

c) Fiction.

d) Comics.

741

REFERENCE BOOKS

13

SIKKIM

a) History Of Sikkim.

S-54167

b) Art and Culture.

c) Tourism.

d)Religion In Sikkim.

14

TIBET

a) People Of Tibet.

T-515

b) Tibetan Civilization.

c) History Of Tibet.

15

BHUTAN

a) Society and Politics.

B-5498

b) Culture and Heritage Of Bhutan.

c) Political Mission To Bhutan

16

NEPAL

a) History Of Nepal.

N-5496

b) Lifestyle In Nepal.

c) History Of Gurkhas.

d) Plant Hunting In Nepal.

e) Religion  and Culture.

17

LAW JOURNALS

a) Case Studies Of High Court Of Sikkim

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