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The Library of Ramakrishna Math, Barasat which is known as Shivananda Library is enriched with Ramakrishna –Vivekananda-Vedanta literature, literature of eminent writers like Rabindranath, Bankim Chandra, Madhusudan, Sarat Chandra, Bibhutibhusan etc., books on science and other different subjects. Any person can use the Free-Reading-Room and can use any book at the running time of the library. Anybody can lend a book to his home by being a member. For being a member one has to deposit a sum of Rs.100/- as security charge or caution money and has to pay Rs.20/- as yearly charge. Library is kept closed on Monday and it is kept open two times a day for all other days from 9.00 am to 11.30 am and 4.00 pm to 5.00 or 6.00 pm. At present average daily attendance in Reading Room is 15 and total number of members is 287.

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