Government Public Library (Unit Of Art and Culture)

The Department of Art and Culture has got its own identity after its bifurcation from the Department of Education in the year 1992. The Directorate of Art and Culture was established with a view to foster and develop the various art forms and also to uplift the condition of artistes involved/associated with various art forms in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

FUNCTIONING OF LIBRARIES: There are one public library and two branch libraries in Yanam Regions, viz

  1. Govt. Public Library, Yanam.
  2. Govt. Branch Library, Kanakalapeta, Yanam.
  3. Govt. Branch Library, Dariyalathippa, Yanam.

To become a member in Libraries

The reader/user who reside in the area where the Libraries are existing may obtain application form for admission and fill up the same and may be got attested by the Puducherry State Government Gazette Officers Evidences of residing in the particular area should be produced to the Librarian concerned along with the application form for admission. The Romain Rolland Library is the Union Territory Central Public Library which provides for books and periodicals of different languages of South India, besides English and Hindi.

The working hours of Libraries is as follows:-

Tuesday to Sunday Forenoon 9.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M. Afternoon 4.00 P.M. to 7.00P.M. ( Monday Holiday)
The Librarian has to verify and ensure that the applicant has been an old member or a new member.
After verification, the applicant can pay the admission fee and get the Borrowers Ticket immediately from the Librarian.

Membership fee

Rs.25/- (Rupees Twenty Five only) towards the Caution Money Deposit (Refundable) for 2 Borrowers Ticket will be collected from a member in Govt. Public Library, Yanam.
The renewal charge/annual subscription of Rs.5/- (Rupees five only) will be collected in addition to the above Caution Money Deposit (Non Refundable Amount).


Periodical Section

Users may read all the Newspapers and periodicals/magazines available in the library.

Book Issues

Books can be borrowed by a member after paying a Caution Money Deposit of Rs.25/- and Rs.5/- as Renewal Charge.
In Branch Libraries, a member has to pay Rs.10/- as Caution Money Deposit and Rs.5/- as Renewal Charge.

Reference Section

All the costly and rare collection books have been obtained from various sources and kept ready for reading purpose within the library premises.
Indian Administrative Exam, Preparatory Section
A separate section is being functioned in public libraries for the preparation and for appearing the entrance examinations for all the Competitive Examinations like IAS, IPS etc.

To become a member in Branch Library Practicability
Rs.10/- will be collected as Caution Money Deposit (refundable) for two books against the issue of two borrowers ticket. Rs.5/- will be collected as renewal charge/annual subscription (not refundable).

Every year the borrowers tickets can be got renewed by producing suitable evidence of staying in their particular area by paying the fees prescribed by the member.
A member can be enrolled in the library where the library is situated in their area. The member of the branch library can also become a member in their Regional Library by paying the fees prescribed.

As per the needs and necessities of the people of Puducherry in the villages and urban areas of all the four regions new Branch Libraries are yet to be opened. The libraries situated at the Communal Head Quarters will be strengthened above the level of Branch Libraries.

Moreover the libraries functioning from the rental building will be shifted to Government building. Steps are being taken to procure land from the Government for the construction of own building for new branch libraries.


Office Address:
High School Road,
Yanam – 533464

Email  : ra[dot]yanam[at]nic[dot]in

Ph.       : 08842321258