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Over 80,000 opt for department of libraries mobile app

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Mysuru: Apart from helping in containing the Covid-19 spread, the nationwide lockdown is yielding some positive results in many sectors. Take the case of Public Libraries. The Department of Public Libraries introduced e-Saarvajanika Granthalaya mobile application to help people make use of its resources.

In just one month, over 80,000 have registered online to make use of public libraries.

The digital arm of public libraries is making available materials for competitive exams like FDA,SDA, KPSC, UPSC, CET and NET exams. Apart from this, magazines and newspapers are also available for the readers.

Interestingly, it is the youngsters who are making use of this service.

Across the state, the number of registrations are rising. While Bengaluru Urban has registered about 16,848 users, followed by Mysuru 2,590, Mandya 4,074, Hassan 3,473, Kodagu 1,317, Chamarajanagar 332 and Chikkaballapur with 178 users. 

Department of Public Libraries Deputy Director Manjunath told mysoorunews.com that its E-Saarvajanika Granthalaya mobile application has received good response especially from youngsters.

“It is a good sign that youngsters are making use of this lockdown by reading their favourite books. This has motivated us to reach more readers by allowing them to have access to books from other genre too,” Manjunath said.

– Team Mysoorunews

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