Mysuru: For the first time in the state, the department of public libraries has decided to hand over the management of public libraries to private agencies.
Recently, civic agency constructed two library buildings at Gokulam and Gangotri Layout.City Central Library deputy director B Manjunath said that due to pressure from public representatives, civic agencies construct library buildings.
The civic agencies don’t take the consent or opinion of the department before constructing library buildings.
This will also help the department start libraries in all 65 wards as opposed to 28 wards which now have them,” he said.
“While civic agencies have yet to pay Rs 19 crore pending due from library cess to the department, by constructing new libraries and handing over buildings to the department for service has burdened staff.