A library is a curated collection of sources of information and similar resources, selected by experts and made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to—or cannot afford to—purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research.
The Department has a Library containing over 1100 reference books in English, Konkani and Marathi under the charge of an Assistant Research Officer. It also contains complimentary copies of District and State Gazetteers received on reciprocal exchange basis from the Gazetteer Departments of different States and Union Territories of India. Very often students and research scholars refer our Library which is open to the public from Monday to Friday during office hours i.e. 9.45 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and 2.15 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.