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Koraput district library to get a facelift


Koraput (Odisha), Feb 24: The 40-year-old district library of Koraput in Odisha is to get a facelift and plans are afoot to develop it as a model library.

While the process of shifting the library from its present location to the building of the district culture department has already begun, plans are afoot to equip it with latest technology and infrastructure. For the past several years, the library had been lying neglected and unattended.


To attract more people to the library and inculcate reading habit in public, especially students, it has been decided to develop it as a model library, where readers can spend hours together, Koraput collector Jaya Kumar V said. Under the renovation plan, the old library will be replaced by e-library.

While new furniture will be purchased for readers, additional racks have been procured to ensure space for books. All these years, one had to spend hours to find the required book.

Though the library has some valuable century-old books on many subjects, they were just bundled and thrown into a corner in the absence of an efficient system. "Soon we will digitize the library so that a visitor can track the book just with a click of the mouse," the collector said.


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