Top 10 Reading Libraries To Visit In Kota 2019
Canteen, cafes, malls, fests, concerts, societies, the list is endless. We know these places inside out and why won’t we, we have spent days, weeks and months exploring them and hanging out leisurely. But none of these places has come to our rescue when we were deep in troubled waters. A friend in need is a friend indeed and clearly none of the above places have been that friend we look up to in the hour of need. Yes, you know now what I’m talking about, EXAMS. And of course, LIBRARY, the one place that we all have a very casual relationship with and yet it saves us just when we are about to drown. Well, what better place than Kota when we are talking about exams. It is the third most populous city in Rajasthan all thanks to the increasing rates of immigrating students who flood the city to prepare for some of the most coveted exams of the country. Let’s have a look at some of the libraries in this city.
Top 10 Reading Libraries In Kota 2019
First library you must visit in Kota
Kota Library has two branches located at Indra Vihar and Talwandi. It provides various facilities like 24-hour Wi-Fi in order to help students research their topics better and efficiently, an air-conditioned hall etc. It offers interesting combos like 3 months or 6 months membership at concessional rates along with special discounts during festive season. You can register here for merely Rs.100 and choose a suitable scheme according to your time period. The atmosphere and staff here are such that they keep on encouraging and motivating the students to work and study harder to achieve their goals. It also provides online books and topics searchable by the name of author via an online platform.
Second library you must visit in Kota
Baba Group Of Libraries
This library allows you to have a day of trial to decide whether you want to spend the rest of your study hours here. It is well furnished and fully air conditioned. Considering the student’s need for more hours to study in a peaceful environment, the library also remains open on the seventh day of week, Sunday. They also share shortcuts and abbreviations related to their curriculum to help students with their studies.
Third library you must visit in Kota
Central Library Rajasthan Technical University
The library is open from Monday to Saturday for 24 hours and remains closed on second Saturdays and on national holidays. It provides special facilities like lessons in a CD, Journals, xeroxing etc. during a stipulated time period. This library is a member of many reputed library consortiums of the country and thus has restricted access to rare documents and studies. All the activities like issue, return, entrance through bar coded ID cards etc. are computerised. It also provides access to e-resources and databases. The library admits students, registered members and faculty alike.
Fourth library you must visit in Kota
Dilli Library And Cafe
This library offers you the comfort of a café served with hot discussions on topics of public interest. The sitting space is well furnished with a separate desk for each student and a perfect lighting system catering to individual needs. Unlike other libraries, it does not provide books and other study material, although you can bring your books with you and study here. The benefit is that during interlude between long hours of study, students engage in constructive conversations with each other rather than binging on social media and other distracting stuff. It remains open for 24 hours.
Fifth library you must visit in Kota
Situated at Sabzi Mandi Road, this library admits students 24X7. They also notify you about latest notifications related to various exams and even help students to fill exam forms without any charges. It allows three days of free trial for new students along with free wi-fi facility. It is well managed and very supportive of student needs in a way that it provides most sought-after books at reasonable prices and is fully air conditioned. It has to its credit a plethora of favourable reviews from students who have been here.
Sixth library you must visit in Kota
Bodhi Chai Coffee Kitab
Reviewers describe this place as calm and serene very much standing up to the first word of its name. The monthly membership costs Rs.300. Located at Bodhi Circle, it also hosts literary events like Open Mics, storytelling sessions and theatre plays. It offers a vast variety of books for its reader to read and issue. This isn’t like other libraries in the town but is a lot livelier than others. It is open on all days of a week from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. So, when your head is brimming up with all your course books, you can treat yourself at this place and yet not waste time and in fact, learn a great deal.
Seventh library you must visit in Kota
Kota Divisional Public Library
Also called Pandit Deen Dyal Upadhyay Library, it is the largest public service library in Kota. It is Rajasthan’s first and India’s second library to open its doors and offer membership to LGBTQ community. It also has facilities for handicapped people like text to speech facility in English and Hindi and Braille books for the visually impaired. The books of library can be accessed online through e-library. It regularly organises motivational sessions and various other events for its members.
Eighth library you must visit in Kota
Located in Indra Vihar region of Kota, Immersion Library remains open for all the days of week. It has a string of records of students performing exceedingly well in academics, all of which credit their success to the hours spent in library! Its interiors are beautifully done and are designed to further stimulate the student’s learning process.
Ninth library you must visit in Kota
What sets it apart from other libraries is that it offers locker facility to its members so that they can store their miscellaneous belongings at the library and don’t have to carry them every time they visit the library. It also has sound proof glasses to avoid annoyance and disturbance from the honking traffic. The library premises are under CCTV surveillance to check any mishappening and provide free Wi-Fi access to its members. It also has a cafeteria in its premises so that students can hog on food as and when they feel hungry.
Tenth library you must visit in Kota
This library also offers reading rooms from 7 am to 10 pm. It is widely preferred by students due to its proximity to the Modi College of Kota. Each student is a given a personal confinement apart from the usual facilities like Wi-Fi and air-conditioned premises. The librarians here are very supportive in helping the readers with any problems that they may encounter.
Now that we are well acquainted with the spots we need to hit as the exams draw near, you can easily go back to your routine chilling!