Caritas Development Institute envisions of a just society where people and people's institutions uphold humanistic values and are capacitated in knowledge and skills for sustainable livelihood.

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Information and Documentation

CDI has a modern and rich Library with large collection of books, journals, reports, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, documents, news clippings, etc. It maintains news clippings on various development and related issues regularly. The library is developed as Multimedia Information Dissemination and Documentation Center. Now the Library is fully automated. CDI library is one of the members of United Nations Library Network in Bangladesh. Development practitioners, trainees, researchers, academicians, students and other interested persons can use library facilities. To provide support for users, the library has several services. The Library provides the following facilities for users:
  • Inter-network Library service
  • Web based Library service
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Automated borrowing system
  • Open shelf access system, i.e. users have direct access to bookshelves
  • Manual of searching technique
  • Fully air-conditioned floors
  • Users can borrow CD-ROMs, Audio-CD, Video CD/DVD
  • Current Awareness Service (CAS)
  • Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) services
  • Reference and referral services
  • Photocopy services
  • A spacious reading room with group & individual sitting facilities
  • News-clipping services on important subjects on a regular basis
  • Modern facilities such as computers, printers, internet, e-mail etc.
  • Newspaper corner and special collection corner
  • Library users can get back issues of newspapers up to the last one month
  • The library is the depository and sell center for Caritas publications. Our partner organizations are linked with CDI library and receiving project-related information.

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