Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) has installed an open library at the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair taking place at Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake with an aim to inculcate the habit of reading among people. In the open library, people visiting will be able to read books and also issue it for home under a condition that the book has to be returned after a certain period or has to replace it with other books. The books are being supplied to the open library from MAKAUT's Salt Lake campus which has more than 5,000 books. Saikat Maitra, vice-chancellor of MAKAUT said, "We introduced the concept of the open library at the book fair to inspire people to read and have plans to start this initiative at other places too. We are hopeful that the step will revive the waning interest in reading". MAKAUT also plans to set up open libraries at its affiliated colleges in the near future.