Sri Ma Sarada Library - Rules & Regulations regarding Library discipline,conditions for borrowing books, Membership, Subscription, etc.
The Math : Sri Ma Sarada Library
The Library building
The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Library which had its humble begining at Aminabad as early as in 1941 has gradually evolved into its new shape and housed in a spacioused three-storeyed building opposite the magnificient temple of Sri Ramakrishna in the sprawling campus of Sri Ramakrishna Math at Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. The Library which continued in the old Aminabad Ashrama from 1941 to 1967, was shifted to the Mission premises at Vivekananda Puri, behind Vivekananda Polyclinic from where it was again transfered to the Nirala Nagar Math campus in 1987.
Stock of Books
The Library is well-equipped with 30,000 books, catering to different subjects and languages. There is a commendable collection of books in Sanskrit including some rare manuscripts. In addition, there are a number of latest journals and periodicals as well as almost all the leading local dailies.
The Reading Room
The Library also has a free Reading Room. Besides providing the ususal library services to the community, it also acts as a forum for sharing and exchanging of ideas with different other libraries in and around Lucknow. Art and Book Exhibitions, Group Discussions and Seminars are held from time to time at the Library to sustain public interest in literary and aesthetic work.
Keeping with the times, the Library has undergone a process of computerization. There are plans to implement multimedia facility and begining of an Information Desk with Internet facility as value additions.
The Children's Section
An up-to-date furnished Children's Corner has been augmented to Sri Ma Sarada Devi Library & Free Reading Room. The Children's Corner is equipped with Computer, DVD, TV, colourful charts, books, periodicals, encyclopedias, educational toys and adequate furniture designed for the children.