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Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes District Library

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Introduction

The District Library located at Navelim Salcete Goa is named after Dr. Francisci Luis Gomes who was a great Goan parliamentarian , freedom fighter & social worker. the foundation stone for the library was laid on 5th February 2007 and inaugurated on 21 st November 2010. The main aim of the library is to provide educational and informational needs to the society along with children’s and neo-literates.

 

Circulation Section
 Ciculation section is housed on ground floor. Its spreads over 7308 sq. ft. It has over 40,000 book which covers all subjects areas. This section has a very good collection of book in different languages like English, Hindi, Marathi & Konkani.
 
Periodical Section Periodical section is arranged on the first floor. Newspapers, Magazines and Journals are available in this section. At present the library is subscribing 24 leading dailies in all catagories to serve the user needs.
 
Reference Section
Reference section is located on the second floor. It spreads over 4100 sq. ft. It has 10,000 books which covers all subjects areas. this section has a very good collection of encyclopedias, handbooks & other reference books.
 
Children Section
The children’s section is on the third floor and consist of 9100 books, 274 CD’s/DVD’s, toys and games, section also consists of children’s reference book, periodicals & books for home lending. Internet browsing centre is also available for childrens. This section has TV screens to view educational videos.
 
Goa Section Goa Section is on the 4th floor and has over 3864 book which included 2253 on Goan studies. This section also has legal books to support legal fraternity & reprographic facilities are available for researchers and academic assignments.
 
 Computer  Section  This section is on teh second floor of the library. The library users can browse the internet by paying an amound of Rs. 10/- per hour. They can also download the information & can take print outs.
 
 Braille Section   Braille section is on first floor & special care is taken to facilitates differentially abled person with equipments & books. This section has 36 Braille books, Braille sculpures, braille biological charts and geographical maps..
Conference Hall   The conference hall has facilities for conducting workshops/conferences/seminars/meetings or presentations. It has LCD projectors with screen for any kind of visual presentations.
Lecture Hall   The lecture Hall has an elegant structure. It has aesthetically designed and fully air-conditioned with the seating capacity of 68 people at a time. It has excellent acoustic features, LCD projector and audio system.