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District Library Gurdaspur
The city of Gurdaspur was founded by Guriya Ji in the beginning of 17th century and so it was named after him as Gurdaspur. Guriya Ji was a Sanwal Brahmin of Kaushal gotra and his ancestors came from Ayodhaya long time ago and had settled in Paniar village 5 kilometers away from Gurdaspur. He brought land for Gurdaspur from Jats of Sangi Gotra. At that time some people used to live there in huts.
The Library was established on 22nd September 1966. It was started at a building near Bus Stand in the Market. The roundabout there is still known as Library Chowk. Recently the library was shifted to its new location as the old building was quite old and worn out.
The Library has recently moved to its new building in the civil lines area, near the fish park. This building has been specially constructed for the library on the land alloted to it by the district administration.
The building is single storey and covers an area of 6 canals and 7marle. The entrance faces east. On entering one enters the Reading Room with the Circulation Desk attached to it. On the right of it is the Librarian's Room and the Office. On the left are the Toilets. Just move straight and you enter the Stack Room Area.
Gurdaspur is the northern most district of Punjab. The city Gurdaspur is 462 Kms from Delhi and 250 Kms from Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab. The Library is located in the Civil Lines area of the City. It is located on the Railway road near Panchayat Bhawan. Other landmarks are Fish Park, Panch Peer and Jahaj Chowk.
- Mr KK Sharma from 22nd September 1966 to 1st July 1987.
- Mr Gulbir Singh Riar from 2nd July 1987 to 31st October 1994.
- Mr Amrik Singh from 1st November 1994 to 13th November 1998.
- Mr Vishakha Singh Kahlon from 14th November 1998 to 30th June 2002.
- Ms Babita Sharma from 17th September 2002 to 8th February 2006.
- Mr Amrik Singh from 8th February 2006 to Present.
The Posts are Occupied as Follows
|Sr. No. ||Designation||Name|
The library has total collection of 40,000 (approx.). The library subscribes to the following Newspapers/Magazines:
List of Newspapers Subscribed
|The Tribune||Jag Banni||Punjab Kesri||Hind Samachar|
List of Magazines/Newspapers
|Competition Success Review|
The library has a total of 3,000 (approx.) members registered till date.
Railway Station Road,
Panch Peer (Near Fish Park),
Gurdaspur - 143521.
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