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District Library Hoshiarpur


Origin

The history of Hoshiarpur and its adjoining areas dates back to ancient period. Archialogical findings date it back to the paleolithic period. It was part of Indus Valley Civilization. According to some legends Hoshiarpur was founded in 4th Century AD. The area is also associated with Pandavas of Mahabharata. The region has been active throughout the history from medieval, through middle to modern period. It has been ruled by Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Britishers from at one time or the other for different durations of time.

Disrtict Library Hoshiarpur was established in March 1974. Initially it was started in a rented building in the Jila Parishad Market near Session Chowk. Later on it was shifted to the present location in 2005. This building belonged to the District Transport Office. The DT office shifted to some new location and the building was given to the district library rent free.

Building

The building is single storey. The building is spacious. The entrance opens towards the north. The reading room is in the center. On the right are toilets and English Section. On the left are General Books Section, Hindi Section, Punjab Section, Children Section and Librarian's room.

Location

Hoshiarpur is about 346 Kms form national capital New Delhi and around 89 Kms from state capital Chandigarh.

The Library is located near Malpur Adda (bus stand). It is an crowded location of the city and is quite popular with readers.

Staff

The Posts are Occupied as Follows
Sr. No. DesignationName
1.LibrarianVacant
2.Deputy LibrarianVacant
3.RestorerKarnail Singh
4.PeonRam Parshad
5.Sweeper-cum-ChowkidaarPritam Chand

Collection

The Library has a collection of 38,400 documents. These documents have been classified using DDC and have been divided into different sections.

Membership

The library has more than 3190 registered members till date.

Contact

District Library,
Near Malpur Adda,
Old DTO Office,
Hoshiarpur (Pb.)-146001
INDIA.
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