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Sujit Bose inaugurates library at New Town

Kolkata: Minister of State for Fire and Emergency Services Sujit Bose inaugurated a state-of-the-art library at Nazrul Tirtha in New Town on Tuesday. Chairman of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) Debashis Sen and painter Suvaprasanna were also present during the inauguration.

It may be mentioned that the building also houses an archive on Kazi Nazrul Islam. The library will offer classes on German and French languages and counselling for students pursuing higher education.

It seeks to bring people back to the habit of reading, but is much more than a collection of books. A modern contemporary styling will serve to restore the love for reading among the young and old, while RFID technology will make issue of books possible through smart kiosks and returns through a dropbox at any time.

Meanwhile, Kindle e-book readers can get reading access to the newest publications as books in the library can be accessed through a digital catalogue as well.

A bright children's section and compact seminar rooms bring colour and variety to the library, while a coffee corner by Ekante has been opened to facilitate the readers. A tie-up with NDL (National Digital Library) will help expand the access horizon further. There are more than 4,500 books now and the designed space is for 20,000 books.

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