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District Library Amritsar
Amritsar is the spirtual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion as it is home to the Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple. The city was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1574 on land brought by him for 700 rupees from the owners of the village of Tung. But the construction work on Santokhsar Sarovar (Holy Tank) had already been started in 1564 near village of Sultanwind by the Guru. It was completed in 1588. Amritsar is also famous for the Jalianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 and Operation Bluestar in 1984. The city is the last major border town on Indian side on the indo-pak border and is just 32 kms from Lahore in Pakistan.
The Library was established in December 1981. Initially it was started at Govt. College but was later shifted to the present building in Rani Ka Bag locality in 1982.
The building is single storey rented from Municipal Corporation, Amritsar. The entrance faces east. You straight enter the reading room after crossing the yard through the veranda. On the left side of the Veranda is the Librarian's room. The reading room is quite spacious. On the left part of it are the store-cum-technical section.
Amritsar is located on the hostoric Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road) also known as National Highway 1 and is well connected to the rest of the country. It is 447 Kms (approx.) from national capital Delhi and is 217 Kms (approx.) from state capital Chandigarh.
The library is located in the Rani Ka Baag (Queen's Garden) locality of the city. Its an residential and well populated but well planned area. The library is in the center, which is its plus point. This is the reason that the library draws great many readers.
The Posts are Occupied as Follows
|Sr. No. ||Designation||Name|
|2.||Restorer||Kamal Kishor Saini|
The library has more than 38969 documents on its selves.
The library subscribes to the following newspapers/dailies:
List of Newspapers Subscribed
|The Tribune||Punjabi Tribune||Punjab Kesri||Hind Samachar|
|Times of India||Ajit||Amar Ujala|
|Hindustan Times||Dainik Jagran|
The magazines subscribed are:
List of Magazines/Newspapers
|Competion Success Review|
|Tibbet Desh (Hindi)|
|Pratham Impact (Hindi)|
The total number of registered members till date is 1384.
The library has recently acquired two computers and have internet access too. The library also have other audio/visual equipment like TV and DVD systems.
Rani Ka Baag
Amritsar - 143001.
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