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H.P. University Library

The University Library is housed in its won multistoreyed building specially desinged to house various functions of a modern University Library. The Library building has adequate space to accommodate more than 2 lacs of volumes in stace-hall, about 450 readers in reading halls and about 100 Research Scholars in Cubicles on Different floors. The basement on its compietion will also provide space for a Museum, and Exhibition Room, bindery, Repographic Unit and Private Reading Room.

The Library has been organised into different reader services viz Main Lending Section, Text Books Section, General Reference Section and a Periodical publications Section in the subject field of Humanities, Social Sciences & border line disciplines and three Sectional Libraties in the subject fields of physical and Biological Sciences, Law and Education. Besides a separate Maps, Dissertations and Thesis, careers and Courses, Bibliographies, Microdocuments and moral and Spiritual Studies are in the process of being set up.

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Library Stacks

The Library maintains comprehensice collection of books and periodicals to suport University's formal programme of instruction and research in various disciplines and promote inter-disciplinary communications and research as well as general pursuits in the advancement of knowledge. The Library had a total collection of 1,82,738 books including bound volumes of periodcals upto 31-03-2001 (Excluding unbound periodicals and pamphlet literature). The number of current periodicals on the subscription list of the Library is 308 costing about 17,50,000/ during the year ie 2001-2002.

ORGANISATION OF READING MATERIALS

Science Reading Room

The reading materials have been organised on the shelves in a scientific and helpful order following the Dewey Decimal System of classification. A divided dictionary type of public Catalogue is also maintained in order to provide title, author and subject approach to reding materials. Besides the Public Catalogue,  a shelf catalogue containing entires in a classified order is also maintained.

REFERENCE SERVICES

Open access facility has been provided in Library so that Readers can go directly to the shelves and select the materials needed by them. But in order to meet specific demands of readers, reference and advisory service is also provided to them with the help of professionally qualified staff.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

WORKING HOURS:

MAIN LIBRARY    

Week days

 09.00 am to 09.00 pm

Sunday & Holidays

10.00 am to 05.00 pm

SECTIONAL LIBRARIES

Week days

10.00 am to 05.00 pm

Sunday & Holidays

Closed

The main circulation counter and general stacks remain open upto 4.30 pm on all week  days. The Library remains open through out the year except on National Holidays,  Himachal Day and few other National and State festivals.

Rules:

The following is the summary of Rules and Regulations for use of Library:

  1. Membership and Loan Privileges: The University library is primarily meant for use of teachers, students, research scholars and staff of the University. The period of loan and number of books they can borrow vary depending upon their category of membership.

  2. Inter-Library Loan: The Library has established contacts with most of University and research Libraries of the country  for providing inter-library loan service on reciprocal basis. As such books can be procured on inter-Library loan from other Libraries in case the same are not available in the Library.

  3. Library Pass Book: Each Library member is given Library Pass Book to enable him/her to borrow books from the library. Text Books are issued to the students and teachers only.

  4. Loss of Books and Overdue Charges: In case of damage or loss of a book, the borrower is required to replace the book or pay the cost as per library rules. Overkue charges for the  late return of books are levied at the rate prescribed in "Library Rules".

  5. The members shall obtain a clearance certificate after returning all books clearing outstanding dues, if any, and returning Library Pall Book on the expiryt of his/her membership or termination of his/her connection with the University. The security deposited shall be refunded by the Finance Section, a month after the issue of the Clearance Certificate from the University Library.

TOWARDS COMPUTERISATION

The University Grants Commission has been kind enough by selecting our university in their programme for Computerisation and Networking of Universities Libraries in 1995. Our university is one of the few which have been selected on priority for implementation of this useful progamme has connected us to INFLIBNET Library Networking programme at Ahemadabad. INFLIBNET is ingtended to be a multiple function networking to offer database services, communication services etc.

H.P. University Library purchased and got installed computer Hard / Software amounting to Rs. 4,30,836/-.

COMPUTERISATION OF LIBRARY RECORDS

THESES

All Completed

SERIALS

All Currently Subscribed Completed

BOOKS

Acquired upto March 2001 Completed

Books which are procured currently i.e. 2000-2001 are being fed in to the database. Same is being done for the Theses.

The University Library will  be connected  with other University Libraries of the world through INTERNET soon.

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  Last Reviewed/Updated: 6 April, 2017