The Status of State Central Libraries in India: An Analytical Study is the first comprehensive study undertaken in India comparing the status and activities of State Central Libraries in different State and Union Territories of India. The accurate and detailed information on the structure and functioning of the apex Public Library of the States/Union Territories of India elaborated in this book will be of great interest to the regional, national and international library community, besides the State and Central government authorities of India. The book presents original information on State Central Libraries of India which is not contained in any other professional publication or research work. With profound experience of inspecting over 2000 Public Libraries of India in his official capacity, the author critically analyses the mandatory role of State Central Libraries and offers practical suggestions on their future role. The presentation of facts is well supported by 72 tables, 15 charts and 3 maps thereby making a graphical representation of the analysis.