Ramakrishna Mission Delhi
Ramakrishna Mission Delhi
(A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal)

​Library & Reading Room

SMS Waiting List
Library Membership
Library Rules
Holidays
History
SMS Waiting List

REMEMBER TO SEND SMS WITHIN 15 DAYS (360 HRS) OF YOUR PREVIOUS SMS.

List is put up on the 1st and 16th of the month, respectively.
  • Names selected for next list in bold.
  • If your name is selected (green & bold), please become a member within 3 working days of the list date.
  • (Please call (011) 45626785/ 41071817 ext.225 or email us at library@rkmdelhi.org to know your status.)
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Library Membership

Procedure for New Membership

SMS your name and gender to 87504 18586 for library membership

Ex: Shiv Kumar, Male
Ex: Pinky Sharma, Female
  • Your SMS will be entered into a Waiting List (different lists for men and women respectively).
  • Your SMS will be valid for 360 hours only (=15 days * 24 hours)
  • List of selected members on: 1st & 16th of the month.
  • If your name is not selected, resend a SMS before 360 hours (15 days) to stay on the list (Same name, same SIM). Your name gets an extension of 15 days from the time we receive your SMS. — Repeat this process till your name is selected.
  • No preferential treatment is given to age, social status, job-profile, political affiliation or personal connections. All such requests are permanently rejected.
  • You may check your position on the list by
      1. Calling library counter: (011) 45626785/ 41071817 ext. 225
      2. Email: library@rkmdelhi.org            
      3. On our site: http://j.mp/sms-list or shared Google Document: http://j.mp/sms-list2
Library Rules
Holidays

List of Holidays for 1st Apr 2021 to 31st March, 2022

Sl.Holiday ForDateDay
1Ramnavami21 AprilWednesday
2Guru Purnima24 JulySaturday
3Independence Day15 AugustSunday
4Sri Krishna Janmashtami30 AugustMonday
5Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday02 OctoberSaturday
6Sri Sri Durga Puja (Mahastami)13 OctoberWednesday
7Dussehra (Dashami)15 OctoberFriday
8Diwali04 NovemberThursday
9Christmas25 DecemberSaturday
10Sri Sarada Devi Jayanti26 DecemberSunday
11Kalpataru Day01 January Saturday
12Swami Vivekananda Jayanti25 JanuaryTuesday
13 Republic Day26 JanuaryWednesday
14Maha Shivaratri01 MarchTuesday
15Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti04 MarchFriday
16Holi (Sri Chaitanya Jayanti)18 MarchFriday
History
Dispensary and Library Building-1950
The library and the reading room have been functioning from the very beginning of the institution. When the Mission was shifted to its own premises, the library and reading room were organized in the ground floor of the main building to which a wing was added in 1944.

The foundation stone of a new building (dispensary on the ground floor and first floor reading room/library) was laid by Sri Sankar Prasad, Chief Commissioner of Delhi, on May 1, 1949, the design again being done by Sri N.K.Kothari. This was opened by the then Hon’ble Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur on August 27, 1950. (This is the corner building on our campus, where still the homeopathy dispensary works out of. The Axis bank works out of part of the building.) With the eager reception received by the library from it’s users, the first floor library soon began to feel the shortage of space.

However, under the leadership of the then Secretary of Delhi Centre and later the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Swami Ranganthanandaji, the present library with an area of 2772 sq. ft. on the ground floor and an auditorium with 1000 seats on the first floor were constructed. The foundation stone of the library and the lecture hall building was laid by Swami Nishreyasananda on the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna on March 6, 1954.
Pandit Nehru cutting the ribbon during inauguration of the library building and auditorium – 23rd Nov 1956
The library and the reading room have been functioning from the very beginning of the institution. When the Mission was shifted to its own premises, the library and reading room were organized in the ground floor of the main building to which a wing was added in 1944.

The foundation stone of a new building (dispensary on the ground floor and first floor reading room/library) was laid by Sri Sankar Prasad, Chief Commissioner of Delhi, on May 1, 1949, the design again being done by Sri N.K.Kothari. This was opened by the then Hon’ble Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur on August 27, 1950. (This is the corner building on our campus, where still the homeopathy dispensary works out of. The Axis bank works out of part of the building.) With the eager reception received by the library from it’s users, the first floor library soon began to feel the shortage of space.

However, under the leadership of the then Secretary of Delhi Centre and later the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Swami Ranganthanandaji, the present library with an area of 2772 sq. ft. on the ground floor and an auditorium with 1000 seats on the first floor were constructed. The foundation stone of the library and the lecture hall building was laid by Swami Nishreyasananda on the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna on March 6, 1954.