On the basis of recommendation of a National Commission (L.K. Elmhirst first director of Sriniketan was also a member), an Institution of Rural Higher Education was set up at Sriniketan in 1957. The Institute offered three years Diploma course in Rural Services and two years Certificate course in Agriculture. The main object was to give leadership by providing expertise agricultural information for sustainable rural economic development. Later in September 1 1963 Palli Siksha Sadan was set up offering four and three years degree course in Agriculture and Social Work respectively. Later Social Work transferred to Department of Social Work of Palli Samgathan Vibhaga in 1975. In revised Visva-Bharati Act of 1984 it again renamed as Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture) which offers Graduation, Post-Graduation and Ph. D programme in Agricultural Education. PSB library serves Palli Siksha Bhavana comprising of twelve departments of agriculture, Department of Social Work and Palli Charcha Kendra in particular and to others departments of Visva-Bharati in general.
The library is stationed in a two- storied building of 452 square meters consisting of stack, journal section, technical section, binding section, computer laboratory, reading room with seating capacity of fifty users. The library can boast of its good collection on Agricultural Education, Research and Extension, Journal Section and gray literature in agriculture.
The circulation, technical processing of the library is computerized. Students have access to library OPAC(Open Public Access Catalogue) of Visva-Bharati library network as well as internet browsing through ten terminals.
Library Hours (also mention weekly holidays): 9.30 am. to 6.00 pm. Wednesday and Thursday is weekly holiday
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