This library is situated in the topmost storey of the new extension of the Indian Museum, Chowringhee, and is in the office of the Archaeological Section. It contains books and periodicals devoted mainly to Archaeology. The library is open daily from 10-30 A.M. to 4-30 P.M. (except on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays), but is intended only for the use of the staff of the Department. For permission to read in the library application should be made to the Officer-inCharge. No books or papers may be removed from the premises.


The library of the Asiatic Society of Bengal is situated in the Society's rooms at no. 1, Park Street, and is open daily, except on Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and the King's Birthday, from IO A.M. to 5 P.M. Members are privileged to read in the library and to take books out on loan subject to certain rules. No person who is not a member of the Society is permitted to take away any book from the library without special authority from the Council, or to have access to the library without permission of the President or one of the Secretaries. Members of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and its branches and Associate Societies, who may be temporarily in Calcutta, are permitted to use the library.



Bishop's College Old Library, 224, Lower Circular Road, is open to readers during term time, except on Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday, from 7 A.M. to 12 noon and at other times by appointment. Permission to read in the library may be obtained by personal application to the Principal. No books or papers may be removed from the library.


The library of the Botanical Survey of India, formerly that of the Reporter on Economic Products, is housed in the northern wing of the Indian Museum (entrance in Sudder Street). It is open during office

hours. Applications for permission to read in the library or to borrow books should be addressed to the Economic Botanist to the Botanical Survey of India, Indian Museum.


This library is situated in the office of the Chemical Examiner at the Medical College. It is open on week-days (gazetted holidays excepted) from II A.M. to 2 P.M., and is intended primarily for the use of the office staff. For permission to read in the library application should be made to the Chemical Examiner. No books or journals may be removed from the premises.



The library of Calcutta University, known as Maharaja Sir Rameswar Singh of Darbhanga University Library, is situated in Pearycharan Sircar Street. It is for the use of resident Fellows of the University, University Professors, Assistant Professors, Readers, Lecturers and resident registered graduates, who alone can take out books from the Library. Facilities are provided to University post-graduate students for reading in the library reading room, but they are not allowed to remove books from the reading room. The latter is open between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. (Sundays and authorized holidays excepted). Permission may be granted by the Syndicate on the recommendation of the Library Executive Committee to persons who desire to use the library for the purpose of literary or scientific research.



The library of the Civil Engineering College is situated at Sibpur and can be reached from Calcutta by road or by ferry steamer calling at College Ghat. It contains books and periodicals devoted mainly to Engineering and Industries. There are sub-libraries in the various departments of the College, containing the more frequently needed works of reference. During the College session, November to July inclusive, the library is open daily during working hours. Members of the public may be permitted to use the library on written application to the Principal, but books are not lent out of the library except to members of the College staff and students.


On application to the Director, members of the public are permit

ted to make use of the Library of the Geological Survey of India between the hours of 10-30 A.M. and 4-30 P.M. on all days except Sundays and gazetted holidays. With the exception of certain works of reference, which may not be removed from the premises, books are freely lent to approved persons, who are at liberty to apply either personally or by letter. The library is situated in the offices of the Survey, in the compound of the Indian Museum.



Metcalfe Hall, 12, Strand Road. A public reference and lending library. The reading rooms are open daily from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M., except on Sundays and gazetted holidays, when they are open from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. Applications for books on loan are received on weekdays, including gazetted holidays, between the hours 10-30 A.M. to 5 P.M. They should be addressed: Imperial Library, Issue Depart




This library, situated in the Medical College, College Street, is available as a day reading-room for students between the hours of II A.M. and 4 P.M. daily, except on Sundays and College holidays. The library is intended for the use of the Professors and students of the College only, but books will be lent out for research purposes to Medical officers of Government and other approved persons by the Principal, or on the requisition of the Surgeon-General with the Government of Bengal.


Bacteriological, Biological and Physiological Laboratories.

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The libraries of these laboratories are situated respectively in the Bacteriological, Biological and Physiological Departments of the Medical College, College Street. They are intended only for the use of the staffs of the Departments and are open, except on gazetted holidays and Sundays, from II A.M. to 4 P.M., and on Saturdays from II A.M. to 2 P.M. Applications for permission to use the libraries should be made. to the Principal, Medical College, or to the Professor of the Department concerned.



This library is situated in the Meteorological Office at Alipore, and forms a small part of the departmental library, the bulk of which is kept.

at Simla. With the exception of a few works of general reference it contains books on Meteorology only. The question of lending any book or reading it in the Alipore Library must be referred to the Meteorologist in charge.



This library is situated in the Presidency College, 86-1, College Street. The library is open daily during term time from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Sundays and authorized holidays excepted. On Saturdays the library closes at 3 P.M. The library is managed by a Committee of three, the Principal and two Professors-one representing the Arts and the other the Science side of the College. The books of the library are for the use of (1) students of the College, (2) the teaching staff, and (3) other persons engaged in studies of an advanced character, especially if they are old students of the Presidency College. In the last case permission must be obtained from the Principal on the recommendation of a member of the Committee, and the privilege is confined to the use of the books in the library. Books of reference and other books confined for special reasons to the library can only be used by readers in the library itself. No periodicals of the current year may, on any account, be taken out of the library. Back numbers of periodicals can be consulted in the library on the same conditions as books. They can be lent out to members of the staff, but, in the case of science periodicals, must be returned on the day of issue.


The public room of the Patent Office is situated on the ground floor of the Commerce and Industry Building, no. 1, Council House Street. It is open from II A.M. to 4 P.M. daily, except on Saturdays, when it is closed at I P.M. Specifications of patents, and patent literature of interest to inventors and others, may be consulted, generally free of charge, but may not be removed from the premises.


This library is housed in the Herbarium buildings of the Royal Botanic Garden at Sibpur, and can be reached from Calcutta by road or by ferry steamer calling at College or at Garden Ghat. With the exception of some works of general reference it is devoted to books and periodicals on Botanical Science. Persons wishing to consult it may do so at any time during office hours, with the permission of the Librarian.

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