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District Library, Jhajjar
There are many stories behind the origin of the name 'Jhajjar'. According to one theory Jhajjar got its name from the Jhajj clan of the Jat or Zat tribe. The 2nd one claims that the town was founded by one Chaju and was called Chajunagar and was eventually changed into Jhajjar. The 3rd theory advocates that the name was derived from Jharnaghar, a natural fountain. The 4th story claims that the name has been derived from Jhajjar, a water vessel, because the surface drainage of the adjoining areas for miles around runs into the town as into a sink.
The Jhajjar district was carved out of Rohtak district on July 15th, 1997. The library was established on 26th February 2007.
The library is providing its services from a temporary building provided rent free by the local administration. A building for the library has been proposed and will be constructed in near future.
The city is situated at a distance of 65 Kms. from the national capital Delhi on the National Highway 71.
The library is located at the centre of the city in the Old MC Office, near Ambedkar Chowk. It is easily accessible from all the sides.
The library has following posts:
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The library has a collection of 12,500+ books. It is subscribing to 10 newspapers and 6 magazines
The library has a total of 90+ registered members till now.
- Adults Rs 500 (Refundable) + Fee Rs 10 (Non-Refundable)
- Children Rs 100
The library has two computers and the automation process is in the initial stages.
Working Days and Work Hours
The library opens for public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The library is closed on Fridays and last Saturday of every month and all the gazetted holidays.
Old Municipal Committee Office (Town Hall),
Near Ambedkar Chowk,
Jhajjar (HR) - 124103.
Ph: +91 1251 253 088
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