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Five laws of library science

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The Five Laws of Library Science was a book written by Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, first published by the Bombay Asia Publishing House in 1963. In it he described the operations of a library system.

The five laws he described are:

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every reader his book.
  3. Every book his reader.
  4. Save the time of the reader.
  5. The library is a growing organism.

External links[edit]

  • The Five Laws of Library Science. Scans of the work available on DLIST at the University of Arizona Campus Repository.
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Five laws of library science