Welcome to Allahabad Public Library

Allahabad Public Library also known as Government Public Library is the India's oldest public library. It is also one of the biggest public library in the country with thousands of books, manuscripts, old news papers and magazine, govt. gazettes etc. in its collections.

As librarian of this library, I oversee dedicated staff that acquire, catalogue, classify, preserve and make available library collections. I am pleased that you are visiting our website today, and I invite you return to it often.

Gopal M Shukla

Our Mission

  • Expanding minds
  • Empowering individuals
  • Enriching community
  • Encourages reading and serves the need of the community by providing ideas and information through a variety of library materials, services and experiences.

Our Vision

  • Opportunities for personal success in reading and learning for everyone.
  • Relevant, vibrant and customer focused services.
  • Inspiring lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other.
  • Outstanding collections, programs and services in a pleasant, friendly and Courteous environment.
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