(Last Updated on : 03/11/2016)
Eastern part of India comprises of the state
s of West Bengal
and the union territory
of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
. In ancient times, eastern India was the centre of renowned universities
. In these universities, students could attain higher learning. Even today this region houses renowned Indian universities and institutions of national importance. Apart from these universities and institutions, there are several libraries in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which serve as significant sources of information and wisdom for the students. Eastern part of India has both private as well as public libraries
. A private library belongs to an individual. A public library is accessible to all those people who pay subscription to it and are enrolled as members. There are also free public libraries.
Libraries of West Bengal
The state of West Bengal has several libraries. Libraries like National Library
, Bagbazar Reading Library, Eloor Lending Libraries, Little Magazine Library, State Central Library
, Directorate of Library Services and British Council library are located in Kolkata
, the capital city of West Bengal. Some libraries like Howrah District
Library, Friends Club Public Library and Bally Public Library are located in Howrah.
Libraries of Bihar
The state of Bihar has libraries like Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Gait Public Library and Institute and The Insight (a library cum self study centre) in Patna
, the capital and largest city of Bihar. A library called Bettiah Library is located in Bettiah, a city hosting administrative headquarters of the West Champaran district
Libraries of Jharkhand
Jharkhand serves as a home to libraries like the International Library and Cultural Center, Jharkhand Information and Library Association, The Union Club and Library, Rama Krishna Mission
Library and Maulana Azad
Library. They are located in Ranchi
, the capital city of Jharkhand. A library called the Central Library is situated in Dhanbad
, the second most populated city of Jharkhand. SNTI Library is housed in Jamshedpur
, the headquarters of the East Singhbhum district
Libraries of Odisha
In the state of Odisha, students can access libraries like the Harekrushna Mahtab State Library, Bakul Children's Library, Vivekananda
Library, AS Reading Room and Library, Parija Library and ITER Central Library in Bhubaneswar
, the capital and the largest city of Odisha.
Libraries of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands serves as a home to State Library and Central Library of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS). They are located in Port Blair
, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.