Founding of the Punjab Public Library, Lahore

Anwar, Mumtaz A. Founding of the Punjab Public Library, Lahore. Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries, 2011, vol. 12, n. 1. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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This paper, using primary sources of historical evidence, traces the founding of the Punjab Public Library, Lahore. It briefly reviews the beginnings of subscription libraries, book clubs, station libraries and libraries for Western-Oriented Gentry (WOGs). The antecedents of the Punjab Public Library are dealt with. These led to the government initiative to create this library which had some unique features different from its contemporaries. It deals with its special features which were distinct from other contemporary libraries. Eight archival documents are reproduced in the paper. A fuller history of this library stil needs to be written.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Public libraries; Punjab Public Library; History; Pakistan
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
Depositing user: UR Rehman Shafiq
Date deposited: 29 Jul 2015 08:05
Last modified: 29 Jul 2015 08:05


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