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Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Panjim

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  • Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library is located at a very convenient Patto Plaza area near the Kadamba Bus Terminal in Panaji. The impressive building has a while facade ans a corridor circling ...  read more »
  • On the third day at Panaji decided to peek into the library. And, I must say it was better my expectations. Clean, lots of English literature and general literature in different languages rather than only in Hindi. Little visitors, you can quietly read
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  • Went here in the middle of the day, read and relax. And was just interested look on Indian library. All is surprisingly clean and modern, and comfortable tables and chairs. And all in finding the desired books easier than us. Much had been written in English, can be quite easy to understand that where to look
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  • Publishers, authors and the general public visiting this library are often wowed by the infrastructure here. I go along with this, but with a rider: Goa has two very good libraries (at Panjim and just outside Margao)... but the rest of the state is a wasteland as far as libraries go. Point number one: the state needs to do a lot more to encourage that the entire ecosystem of libraries and books is built up in the original home of the Gutenberg printing press in Asia! Pros of this library: * Lots of space. * Good infrastructure (mostly). * Many mags and books to choose from. * The children's section is good, friendly and well-stocked. * Timings are definitely an improvement over earlier times. * Staff is young-ish and mostly friendly. * Membership rates are good. * The three-books-a-member offer ensures that people from far can also benefit. * The cybercafe is well-equipped, plush and affordably priced. * Could have avoided proprietorial software though. * The library offers its halls liberally for book-related events. * Photocopying facilities are good. * Goa section staff is helpful too, as are most others. Cons here: * Can be strict about taking in books into the library, including notebooks. * All the taxpayer-funded infrastructure is not being optimally used. * There could be many more members using a library of this size. * Many people in the state seem quite unaware about facilities offered. * New Goa-related (and other) books need to be better displayed. * Old books perhaps need better care if they are to last for more centuries. * Copyright-expired digitised resources should be made available freely online. * Its website could be more responsive and well-informed. * Online membership acceptance should be initiated. NOTE: Some of my photos shared are from the earlier, old library at Institute Menezes Braganza. You'll make out the difference immediately. That was a historic setting too, though cramped for space over time.
  • World class, for real. Super extensive list of books of course. Very airy, pleasant lighting (ambient and natural), young and helpful staff....just wow.
  • ~Excellent Library ! and courteous Library staff.....very well managed and oriented towards users benefit which range from child library to braille library to portugese collection to cover almost all ranges of subjects. :)
  • Best library in regards to books collection n services to the people
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