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Public Library Services for Multicultural Society: Review of Literature with a Global Perspective

Anil B Talawar, Rohit R Patil, B D Kumbar


This paper critically examines the literature published on ‘Public Library Services for Multicultural Society’. Along with this, review is also conducted on the two more important topics i.e. ‘Importance of Public Library’ and ‘Multicultural Society’ separately to support the study. The primary objective of the study is to assess the present status of the public library services for multicultural society across the world. The inferences drawn from the review of literature revealed that currently public library services for multicultural society are not so encouraging and require major improvements in resources and services. Study also revealed that public libraries are important entities of the society and also that societies around the world are becoming increasingly heterogeneous in nature. 

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