About Us

About Us

Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library is a State-of-the-art edifice situated near the Panaji bus stand and it is easily accessible. It covers a built-up area of 12,100 sq. mts. The Library is named after Krishnadas Shama, the founder of Konkani Prose and also known as the Father of Konkani literature, in recognition of his contribution to Konkani in the 16th century.

Library has more than 3 lakh books in different languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani, and Portuguese since its inception.

The library offers modern facilities like a check-in/Check-Out Kiosk and book Drop Box using RFID Technology. The Library was established in the year 1832 and was shifted to the new building in the year 2012.