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District Library, Kurukshetra


Origin

Best Library, North Zone 2001 Trophy

Kurukshetra is a place of great historical and religious importance for Hindus all over India. The famous epic battle of Mahabharata was fought here and Lord Krishna preached his philosophy of 'Karma' as described in Holy Geeta to Arjuna, the great archer at a nearby place called Jyotisar.

District Library Kurukshetra was established in the year 1985. It was started at Municipal Committee Office and shifted to another temporary location in Sector 13. On 29th July, 2008 the library was shifted to its present newly constructed building.


State Central Library, Ambala Cantt.

Building

The library has a magnificient, well designed and modular building. The architect gives it a historic and grand look. The building allows sufficient natural light and is well ventilated. It is one of the best found in India.

The ground floor is occupied by Librarian's Room, spacious Stack Rook, Office and Magazine Section. All these open into the common central Hall. In one corner is the Reception Counter. Circulation is done from the circulation counter inside the stackroom itself.

Ist Floor can be reached either by Ramp or by stairs. The left half of the Ist floor is occupied by the one giant conference hall. The rigtht part is shared by Senior Citizens Room, Children's Scetion and Women Reeading Room.

Location

Kurukshetra is at a distance of about 160 Kms from national capital New Delhi and about 90 Kms from state capital Chandigarh on National Highway No. 1.

The library is situated just 5 minutes walk from the main Bus Stand of the city. It is adjacent to the Radio Station

Staff

District Library, Kurukshetra

The library staff is intertransfferable with other educational institutions in the state.

Chronological List of Librarians

  • Mr Babu Ram Hooda from 08-04-1995 to 15-07-2007
  • Mr Prikshit Dhull from 03-07-2008 to 02-07-2011
  • Mr Babu Ram Hooda from 02-07-2011 to present
The library has following posts:
Sr.No.DesignationNo. of Posts
1LibrarianMr Babu Ram Hooda
2Jr. Librarian1
3Restorer1
4Clerk1
5Peon2
6Sweeper-cum-Chowkidaar1

Collection

Stack Room, District Library, Kurukshetra

The library has a total collection of more than 25,000 documents. More than half of the collection is literature in different Indian languages.

The library subscribes 11 newspapers in 2 languages i.e. English and Hindi. The library also subscribes 60 magazines in English and Hindi.




The Library Subscribes following Newspapers:
Sr.No.Name of NewspaperLanguage
1Employement NewsEnglish
2The TribuneEnglish
3Hindustan TimesEnglish
4Times of IndiaEnglish
5The Economic TimesEnglish
6Dainik JagranHindi
7Dainik BhaskarHindi
8Punjab KesariHindi
9Dainik TribuneHindi
10Veer PratapHindi
11Sach KhandHindi
12HaribhoomiHindi

Membership

Reading Room, District Library, Kurukshetra

Membership Security:

  • Adults Rs 500(Refundable) + Fee Rs 10(Non-Refundable)
  • Children Rs 100

Information Technology

Fully automated using SOUL (Software for University Libraries) software.

Working Days and Work Hours

The library opens for public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The library remains closed on Fridays and last Saturday of every month and all the gazetted holidays.

Contact

Ch. Devi Lal District Library,
Behind Bus Stand
Near Radio Station,
Sector 10,
Kurukshetra (Hr.)-131001.
INDIA.
Phone: +91 1744 221 888
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