Five Laws of Library Science: S.R.Ranganathan

Implication of Five Laws of Library Science: S.R.Ranganathan
1. The Five Laws of Library Science were enunciated in 1928 by the late Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, the Librarian of the University of Madras.
2. Dr. Ranganathan, after, his education in librarianship in the University of London, School of Librarianship in 1924.

Five Laws of Library Science. These laws are:
  • Books are for use
  • Every reader his/her book
  • Every book its reader
  • Save the time of the reader
  • The library is a growing organism
Implications of Five Laws of Library Science

Implications of the First Law  "Books are for use"
a) Location
b) Library Hours
c) Library Building and Furnitures
d) Staff

Implications of the Second Law “EVERY READER HIS/HER BOOK”
a) Obligation of the State
b) Obligation of the Library Authority
c) Obligation of the Staff
d) Obligation of the Reader

Implications of the Third Law Every book its reader
a) Implications - Open Access
b) Implications - Services (Lists of New Additions, Display of New Books, Book Exhibition
c) Implications - The Library Catalogue

Implications of the Fourth Law Save the time of the reader
Implications -Open Access
Implications - Classification and Cataloguing
Implications - Charging System

Implications of the Fifth Law The library is a growing organism
Implications - Book Stock
Implications - Readers.
Implications - Staff
Implications - Classification and the Catalogue
Implications - Modernisation
Implications - Provision for- the Future
Implications - Weeding out of Books