Welcome to Government Public Library Prayagraj

Government public library prayagraj is one of the India’s oldest public library. It is also one of the biggest public library in the country with thousand of books, manuscripts, back volumes of news papers, magazines and gazettes etc. in its collection.
As librarian of this famous and apex public library of Uttar Pradesh, I lead professional dedicated staff that acquire, classify, catalogue, preserve and make available library collections. All of us always try best to serve better to library users. I welcome you on official website of government public library prayagraj and invite you again.

Dr. Gopal M Shukla


  • The opportunity of reading and learning for everyone.
  • Relevant, vibrant and reader oriented library services.
  • Outstanding collections, programs and services in a pleasant and courteous environment.
  • Equitable access of library’s resources and services.
  • Help the society with all possible ways.


  • Expansion of mind.
  • Empowerment of individuals.
  • Enrichment of the society.
  • Serving the society by informational, educational and recreational resources.
  • Library administration and staffs are committed to fulfill their Vision & Mission with enthusiastic manner.

Core Values

Service with Excellence:

The library values excellence, individually and collectively. We offer quality library services to all readers with positive attitude. We strive to earn the trust and confidence of all readers. Library staffs are professional and always willing to understand reader’s requirements. We demonstrate friendliness, reliability and proactiveness to offering timely services to readers.

Lifelong Learning:

We play an important role in society so that study and learning can thrive. The library supports reading and lifelong learning in society without any discrimination.

Freedom of Know:

We respect every users right to know and right to read. Treating everyone with dignity, respect, courtesy and compassion;

Integrity and Trust:

We provide quality library services without bias with integrity. Our employees operate the library system efficiently and effectively.

Staff Appreciation:

We recognize that the library employees are our most valuable resource. We value team spirit and treat each other with respect. We always encourage staff to pursue their personal and professional goals.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To serve all groups of the society by assembling and managing collection of books and other study materials.
  • To contribute in the intellectual development of state and country.
  • To identify community needs and provide study materials to meet their requirements.
  • To cater the informational, educational and recreational need of library users and society.
  • To promote reading habit among the children, student and youth.
  • To promote the lifelong learning.
  • To promote the reading habit in all groups of society.

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