CONTENTS:- 1. Significance of Library; 2. Evolution and Development; 3. Philosophical Foundation; 4. Cultivation of Library Culture; 5. Developmental Programmes; 6. Significance for Community; 7. Academic Significance; 8. Rules and Regulations; 9. Mutual Cooperation; 10. Moral Aspects; 11. Library Staff; 12. University Libraries; 13. College Libraries; 14. School Libraries; 15. Specialised Libraries; 16. Libraries for Specific Purpose; 17. Public Library; 18. National Library; 19. Foreign Libraries; 20. Treasure of Knowledge.
Library Science is a modern discipline. Earlier regarded as storehouses for preservation of manuscripts and books for reading and reference purposes, publicly or privately, the functions of Library today have assumed multifold dimensions today. Librarianship today deals with not only procurement, arrangement, maintenance and indexing of books, journals and audiovisual materials but also ensuring that the information reaches the reader/seeker. Computers and Internet play a vital role in this function. Present work is a fruition of painstaking efforts with a view to highlight different dimensions of Library Science and the prospects thereof for those having an inclination towards it.