By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 11: A recipe for bookworms! Dr Nirmalprabha Bordoloi Library at Chandmari (third floor, D Mukta Lodge) is here for the service of bookworms, research scholars and all those who have their noses in books.
In this cyber age, the Internet has made hardcopies of books almost redundant for a section of audience. However, the importance of books continues to be there as for detailed study hardcopies are a must. The softcopies of books have really dented readerships of hardcopies, but under no circumstance it can wipe them out.
Since June 1, 2017 the library opens from 3 pm to 6 pm on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Students, research scholars of universities and others who want to read books of the late writer can visit this library. No fee is charged from the visitors to the library.
The library has a collection around 6,000 different books in Assamese, English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu etc., including 100 books of Dr. Nirmalprabha Bordoloi. The books that fetched Sahitya Akademi Awards to the writer and her other books have been preserved at the library. The books are set to benefit students and research scholars, besides other book lovers immensely. The library is being run by the family members of the litterateurs on their own.
Talking to The Sentinel, Dr. Swap Devi, daughter of Dr. Nirmalprabha Bordoloi, said: “Over the years these books were left with me. From time to time, a few students visited our house for reading the books. From that the venture of preserving my mother’s books in the shelves if a library conceived in me, and hence this library.”