BIHAR STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE AUTHORITY came in shape in September 2012, under BIHAR STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE (Amendment) ACT 9, 2012 (25 May 2012). First of all to organise and develop all the libraries spreaded in various forms in different parts of state, BIHAR STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE ACT 17, 2008 was enacted by the Legislature of Bihar in the Sixty third year of Republic of India. After the appointment of Rtd. Prof (Dr.) Ram Vachan Rai as honorary Chairmain, who has been facilitated with the rank of Cabinet Minister, in September 2012, office has been opened near Dak Bungalow Chauraha, Patna in April 2013. Libraries have been divided into five categories – Block to State level. While there is also a provision for the development of Library at Panchayat, Village & Private level. For this purpose Rs. 96144240/- has been proposed in Current Budget. STATE LIBRARY FUND has also been established in this. Bihar has become 13th to implement Library Act.