The Lang Library

Lang Library is one of the well known places to visit in Gujarat. This library acts as the store house to preserve the rich literature collections of Gujarat. The library is ideal for people who are interested to know more about Kathiawadi and Gujarati literature in detail. Here visitors shall find journals and books of every age as per their interests in different subsections. The library plays an important role to promote reading habits among the residents of the region.

This library comes with multiple literary subsections and houses a large reading room where members can read journals and books in Gujarati and English. Though it was established during colonial era but keeping pace with modern period it has remodeled its function and services. The most striking example of this is the availability of e-journals and e-books along with offering books in ordinary forms. Books on education, management, fiction and many more are available here. It will take much time to finish exploring various portions of the library.
Rajkot is considered to be the 4th largest city of Gujarat which is at the moment is within a transitional phase of emerging economic, industrial and cultural activities. Visitors can stroll in other places of attractions in Rajkot that include Morvi, Wankaner and so on.

History

This library is regarded to be one of the oldest in the Rajkot region of the state. The journey of this library began in the year of 1856 which was previously known as Gungrahak Mandali. The library was transferred to its newly laid independent building in the area of Kothi compound during the period of 1864. In the year of 1893 the functioning of this library initiated from the newly constructed building of the Jubilee Garden. This library came to be known as Lang Library in honor of Col Lang who had served to be the agent of Kathiawad on behalf of the British government. The architectural style of this library is worth to be mentioned. The building structure is based on Victorian style and the Gothic arched had been constructed using native sandstone of Gujarat.

Where is it located?

The library is located in Rajkot and is one of the popular tourist attractions in India. This library along with its vast collections of old and modern books promotes the culture of reading in the area. From Sardar Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad the journey is only about 226 km via NH 8. From Vadodara junction it will normally take about 288 km to reach the spot.

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