Jayadev Bhawan Library is now accommodating more students with a spacious place and latest information available for the readers.
While this library often the only readily available source of comprehensive information needed by students of Bhubaneswar for academic, personal and job-related purposes, it is now accommodating more students and offering online studies.
Minister Information and Public Relations, Raghunandan Das, Secretary Information and Public Relations, Sanjay Kumar Singh and Director Information and Public Relations, Krupasindhu Mishra have been instrumental in bringing in required changes for betterment.
The Library, which is considered as a store- house of knowledge and rendering a great service to the students of the capital city, played a very important role in promoting the progress of their knowledge.
Countless students love reading. But all of them cannot afford to buy books because of their high prices. So poor and meritorious ones of Bhubaneswar come to Jayadev Bhavan library, become its members and read invaluable books like encyclopedias and dictionaries which cannot be purchased by them.
Jayadev Bhavan library has been an important cornerstone of healthy & studious student community of Bhubaneswar. It imparts erudition and knowledge to students, give them the opportunity to find jobs, explore research, experience new ideas, get lost in wonderful literature, while at the same time providing a noiseless and tranquil atmosphere for serious study.
With more than 20 thousand books suited to the interests and aptitude of students of different age group, with its numerous magazines, periodicals, news papers and with its quiet and serene atmosphere it has a special call to the students who go there and quench their thirst for reading the material which cannot be provided to them in the class room.
This library is the center of the intellectual pursuits of 350 students who devote their whole day from 8 am to 8 pm in studying.
During these 43 years, this library has been able to produce a plethora of talents in various fields, who have brought laurels and acclaim for themselves and the State.
Nevertheless, Jayadev Bhavan Library has to evolve according to the changing needs of the times.
Realizing it, Minister, Information & Public Relations, Raghunandan Das visited the library and ordered to move it to the spacious upper floor of Geet Govind Sadan. It was immediately carried out on 14 October, 2019.
Secretary Information and Public Relations, Sanjay Kumar Singh also visited the library and instructed to get all competitive magazines, newspapers and periodicals for students in adequate numbers.
He asked to have a bar-coded system of entry, to install close circuit TV cameras throughout, set up the facility of pure drinking water, a cafeteria for tea, snacks and lunch, e-cataloguing of books, digitization, facilitate online study using internet in the well-equipped e- library, connecting all e-libraries of the State so that students could access all books, to prepare a directory of ex-students of the library who have become the pride of Jayadev Bhavan Library.
Director, I& PR, Krupasindhu Mishra has ordered to expedite all these for the betterment of the Jayadev Bhawan Library and now students and intellectuals are reaping benefits.