Bhai Nand Lal Library
The University Library is named after a great scholar of Persian, Bhai Nand Lal ji who had the privilege of one of the fifty-two poets of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. University Library is on a rapid & consistent path of expansion and development since its inception, catering to the learning & research requirements of faculty and students.
Library Automation:University Library has fully equipped with latest technology for all the operations of library. The library is providing Online Public Access Catalogue and modern reprographic facilities to its users. To enhance the search facilities on OPAC, two new touch screens have been installed in the library.
Library Collection: During the current year, Bhai Nand Lal Library has undergone face-lifting changes and its collection has grown to 19240 books. Latest books are added regularly every year.The University Library initiated a process of acquiring private collections of willing individuals and institutions with an intention of strengthening its collection with rare/old books and classics. It has received a very rare and old book collection relating to Sikh Religion and History, from SGPC Head Office, Chandigarh.
Periodical Section: CurrentlyUniversity Library is subscribing more than 50 research journals along with large number of electronic journals in various disciplines throughUGC – INFONET Digital Library Consortium and directly from publishers. Library is also subscribing 18 newspapers and more than 30magazines. During the last session, Library has been fully automated and entire collection was put on Web OPAC. It has fully air conditioned reading hall equipped with new furniture. Religious Studies Centre has been created in the Library for research. A Cyber Cafe containing 20 computers with Internet facility is also setup in the Library for the users. SPSS Software Package is also installed on 10 systems for research purpose. A new look has been given to the Library which was fully appreciated by the UGC Team.
The University Library has a rich collection of reference material which contains multi volume books, dictionaries and encyclopedias of various subjects.
Library Membership: The students, teachers and staff are entitled for membership in the University Library. A bar-coded membership card for each member is generated through the automated system with the help of multitasking integrated library management software.