The Carey Museum and Library at
give a glimpse of early printing in Indian languages. The library collection was compiled in 1818 by Rev William Carey with his associates J Marshman and W Ward. The library preserves rare specimen of early printing in various Indian and Asian scripts from India and overseas. Another attraction are the manuscript copies of Hindu scriptures like the
, done on Carey's request. The personal belongings of Carey such as his table, chairs and pulpit are also preserved here. A special collection stores Indian and Asian language books of the early days of printing at Serampore. This facility is open all day on weekdays, free of charge.