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District Library, Panipat
Panipat is an ancient city, dating back to Mahabharta period. It is also famous for three historic battles which are considered to be turning points in the medieval history of India, fought in 16th and 18th century. Now its a industrious city, situated on National Highway 1. Apart from textiles and carpets the city is famous for 'Achar Panchranga' produced since 1925.
The library was established in 1986 and was named as 'Up Mandal Library'. In 2006 it was renamed to 'District Library, Panipat'. It was started in Nagar Nigam Building in Palika Bazar. The library was shifted to its present location i.e. Purana Quila (Fort) in June, 2007.
Presently the library is providing its services from a rented building on top of the historic Quila (Fort) of Panipat. Here the library shares a single but spacious hall with another library managed by Nagar Nigam (Municipal Committee). Building is well furnished and is equipped with modern comfortable furniture.
The library is located on top of the famous historic Quila (Fort) of Panipat.The readers have to climb up a sloping road to reach their favourite library but once there they can have a picturesque view of the whole of the city. It is the best place for reading. The place can be reached from the main bus stand wading through the streets of the city. It will take upto 30 minutes leisurely walk or you can take a cycle-rikshaw, but it will drop you at the bottom of the quila as it can't climb up there.
Chronological List of Librarians
- Mr Zile Singh
- Mr Balbir Singh
- Mr Surenderveer Singh
- Ms Suman Tuly
- Mr Rajesh Kumar
- Mr Ram Mehar Huda
- Mr Anand Kumar
- Mr Jang Singh
The library has following posts:
|Sr.No.||Designation||No. of Posts|
The library has a collection of more than 10000 books. The collection abounds in Hindi literature and Hisotry.
The library subscribes 11 newspapers in 4 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. The library also subscribes 5 magazines in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
The Library Subscribes following Newspapers:
|Sr.No.||Name of Newspaper||Language|
|4||Times of India||English|
Total Number of Registered Members till date: 550+
- Adults Rs 500(Refundable) + Fee Rs 10(Non-Refundable)
- Children Rs 100
Computer is used for day to day routine office work but software is used for managing the library resources.
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.
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