About H.P.M. Library and Museum
"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life." - Sidney Sheldon
The name of the college library is Hiranya Probha Memorial Library and Museum donated by Late P.C. Barooah, M.P. and the then president of G.B. in memory of his wife Hiranya Probha which is situated on the Eastern bank of the historically famous Joysagar Tank one of the largest man-made tank standing about 4 (four) kilometers away from Sivasagar town. The scenic beauty and calmness enthrall the visitors and is providing support in building a healthy and prosperous environment since its inception. Although the present infrastructure and status of the Library cum Museum is a matter of envy, its growth to the present state is the result of generous donation of a number of well-wishers of the locality. This building was formally opened by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Vice-president of the Union of India on 30th December 1958. This old building was renovated by J.K. Barooah worthy son of original donor in 1999.
The Library building has two parts. The Old part is an Assam type building consists of Reading hall, Stack Area and Teacher’s Reading room. The New Part has a duplex building. The Ground floor of new part consists of Museum and Manuscripts Section, Internet Section, Journal Section, Back volume Section, Newspaper Section, and Reference Section and Circulation section. The First floor consists of Librarian’s room and Rare book Section. The area of the library building is 6600 sq ft. The total seating capacity of the reading room is 120.
The Museum is an integral part of H.P.M. Library and was established along with the library since its inception. The objective of the Museum is to impart educational and culture knowledge to the people.
Materials available in Museum
- Sculpture (Stone)
- Sculpture (metal)
- Dress and ornaments
- Domestic items
- Cannon and Gun Ball
- Bricks of Ahom age
- Copper Plates
- Parts of Palanquin
- Model of different monuments