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Tourism industry in general and cultural tourism in particular has grown rapidly in the past few decades as a result of more income, higher levels of education, globalization processes that make the world a smaller place, information and communication technology revolution, the effects of media and telecommunications. Libraries, as cultural institutions, may contribute significantly to the development of cultural tourism. One good example is the role of Central Library, Srinagar. Kashmir valley is one of the best tourist places in India in terms of scenic beauty and mesmerizing landscapes. But in addition it also provides a great scope for cultural tourism largely due to its diverse cultural heritage.