Public Library is the back-bone of civic society. In real sense no society can exist without public library. It is known as “A Gateway University”, “Shaktipratishttan”, “knowledge Center” etc. World of scholars and several national and international organizations have also felt need of free public libraries and enactment of public legislation for strengthening public libraries on firm footing and providing well developed and systematic library services. The UNESCO has also appealed to all the nations for enactment of public libraries act for providing free, smooth and constant library services without and political hindrance.
The present volume consist of Public Library Acts enacted by the various states of India i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. More thna it also includes the National Libraries Acts and other acts related to the libraries. Hope the book will be proved most useful to the strudents and teachers of library and information science, library professionals, policey makers etc. for more than one way.