Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
    Assistance Programme  

RRRLF promotes public library services rendering book and financial assistance to the public libraries under different schemes of assistance in collaboration with Library Department or Department in charge of Public Library Services.

Matching :

  1. Assistance towards building up of adequate stock of books and reading materials.
  2. Assistance towards development of Rural Book Deposit Centres and Mobile Library Services.
  3. Assistance towards Organisation of Seminars, Workshops, Training Courses (Orientation / Refresher), Book Exhibitions and Library Awareness Programmes.
  4. Assistance towards purchase of Storage Materials, Reading Room Furniture and Library Equipment like Card Cabinet, Fire Extinguisher,Generator,Water Cooler etc. including Photo Copier.
  5. Assistance to Public Libraries towards Increasing Accommodation.
  6. Assistance to Public Libraries to Acquire Computer with accessories for library application and TV, CD Player, DVD Player for Educational Purposes.

Assistance under these schemes are given from the resources shared on matching basis with the States/Union Territory Administrations (See Details at SLPC). For developed States 50 : 50, Developing and lagging states 60 : 40 & North-Eastern States 90 : 10.


Non-Matching :

  1. Assistance towards building up of adequate stock of books through central selection.
  2. Assistance to voluntary organisations (NGOs) providing public library services.
  3. Assistance to develop Different Sections of General Public Libraries.
  4. Assistance to public libraries towards  Celebration of 50/60/75/100/125/150 years and the like.
  5. Assistance towards Organisation of Seminar/Conference by Professional Organisation, Local Bodies, NGOs engaged in Public Library Development / Library Movement and University Departments of Library Science.
  6. Assistance towards collection and compilation of library statistics through official and non-official agencies.
  7. Assistance to centrally sponsored libraries.
  8. Assistance towards Establishment of RRRLF Children's Corner.
  9. Assistance towards providing facilities for Differently Abled Users in the libraries and Establishment of RRRLF Differently Abled Corner.

Assistance under these schemes are given fully from the Foundation's own resources while assistance under scheme at 2 is rendered on 75 : 25 matching basis (75% being Foundation's share). While Application Forms can be downloaded, details of schemes are available in the Foundation's Information Manual "Books for the Millions at Their Doorsteps" which is available in the office of the Convener, State Library Planning Committee (i.e., Director/Officer-in-charge of the library) of the respective State / U.T. or in the state (Central) libraries of all states / union territories and RRRLF zonal offices.