of Public Libraries in West Bengal and introduction of Public
Libraries Act , 1979 is the result
of library movement led by pioneers in the field of library
service , the Bengal Library Association and other voluntary
and non Government Organisations over a span of one hundred
and fifty years.
West Bengal Public Libraries Act was enacted in 1979.
It was amended in 1982, 1985,
1998 and 2003.
Several Rules have been framed under the Act for proper management
of the Public Library System of the State.
The State Central Library