Library

The library cum reading room is open from 11 am to 8 pm and can be used by men and women.

IWSA’s Pirojsha Godrerj Foundation Library was started in 1974. Initially, from 1974 to 1980, with the generous help of Tata Trust and Kelkar Trust, science books were purchased for school children. Then mobile library was started with popular science books. After some period these books were donated to the neighboring schools.
In 1989 IWSA’s new building with a working women hostel was ready and a new library was set up with a generous help from Godrej Foundation. During 1998 to 2000, NMMC gave Rs.5000/- per year as donation to the library. Books were purchased for Nursery and Teachers’ Training courses.
In 2001, the Directorate of libraries – Maharahstra State, Belapur, Navi Mumbai, selected IWSA library in D category with an initial grant of Rs.30,000/year. In 2004 with the help of dedicated committee members and the librarian, IWSA graduated to the C category with an annual grant of Rs.64,000/year. With efforts of librarians and committee members, this year our library grant was increased to Rs.96,000/year. The library was also selected for the “Babasaheb Ambedkar Puraskar" in ‘C’ category in 2013-14. The prize was Rs.20,000/- and a citation.
The library is a public library and is open to all. It has a study facility for needy girls with a fee of Rs.70/month. Many female students from Navi Mumbai take advantage of our study facility. The library is presently open from 12 noon to 8 pm. in the evening.
Presently the library has a total of about 5000 books in English, Hindi and Marathi. About 40-50 different magazines in Marathi and English are subscribed every month.
We have spiritual books like “Ramayan, Mahabharat” etc. as well as story books, short stories, fiction, non-fiction, novel by popular Indian authors, as well as many science reference books which are used by school children for their projects. Presently we have about 130 members. The library is also used by our own hostilities and also our Teacher’s Training students.
We are aspiring for the ‘B’ category, so all efforts will be made this year to increase the number of books. In future we are also thinking of computerizing the library. 

Contact Person:
Mrs. Sheela Chowdhary:Senior librarian.
Miss. Dipti: Assistant librarian

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