The Five Laws of Library Science were enunciated in 1928 by the late Dr. S. R.Ranganathan, the Librarian of the University of Madras.
Five Laws of Library Science are:
Books are for use
Every reader his/her book("Books for All".)
Every book its reader
Save the time of the reader
The library is a growing organism
First Law "Books are for use "
--Library Building and Furniture
Second Law "Every reader his/her book"
--Obligation of the State
--Obligation of the Library Authority--(Choice of Books--Choice of Staff)
--Obligations of the Staff
--Obligations of the Reader
Third Law “Every Book Its Reader”
- - Services---Book Exhibition, Display of New Books,Lists of New Additions
- - The Library Catalogue
Fourth Law “Save the Time of the Reader”
- - Open Access
- - Classification and Cataloguing
- - Charging System
Fifth Law "Library is a Growing Organism"
- - Book Stock
- - Readers
- - Staff
- - Classification and the Catalogue
- - Modernisation
- - Provision for the Future
-- Weeding out of Books
Prepared Using IGNOU Study materials