The United Services Library is one of the oldest institutions of its type in Pune. It came into existence in 1818, and in Hamilton’s East India Gazetteer we read, “There is in Poona a spacious and convenient Church and a good Library in the Cantonment.”
Many of the rare books in the Library, date from those early days. In the Introduction to the Book of Rules of the United Services Library 1911 we read, “The present Library has developed out of two previous institutions: 1) The Poona Station Library and 2) The United Services of Western India. The former was amalgamated with the latter in 1860 and handed over its building and 2000 volumes. The object of the new institution was the formation of a library containing historical, scientific and professional works, maps, charts and plans, the delivery of lectures, the collection, and if possible, the publication of a journal, the collection of native arms; and a museum to serve as a central depository for objects of professional and general information and for trophies and relics connected with Indian History.”
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