Shrimant Narayanrao Babashab
Rambhau Apte

Apte Wachan Mandir Ichalkaranji is one of the oldest public libraries in Maharashtra . Incepted in 1870, it is gracefully nearing its post-centenary golden jubilee year. The library adjudged the best A class Taluka (Tehsil) Category Library in the State, has a long tradition of literary activities and has proved to be a great source of inspiration for the knowledge seeking reader community.
Salient Features of Library
  • Centrally located, spacious building owned by Library.
  • A large collection of books.
  • Reference section consisting rare books, manuscripts and volumes of historical importance.
  • A various sections catering to the needs of varied class of readers.
  • A string of literary Programmes, activities, events organized round the year.
  • Spring lecture series (Vasant Vyakhyanmala) being arranged since 1970.
  • The State-level literary awards felicitations since 1998.
  • Computerized data and working for the benefit of a reader community.
  • Photo copy facility available for Research, Students and Readers.
  • Open terrace for Book-exhibitions or open air meet & small guest room for visitors are available in the premise.
  • A fully equipped auditorium with a capacity of 250-300 seats under construction at the top of existing building.

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