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District Library, Bhiwani
Bhiwani city is an old city and it has been mentioned in Ain-e-Akbari. It was founded by a Rajput King Neem after his wife named Bhani. With the passage of time the dialect changed from Bhani to Bhiyani and subsequently to Bhiwani. It was turned into district headquarter on 22nd December, 1972 when Bhiwani district was formed.
The library was established on 6th February, 1976. It was named after the famous freedom fighter Neki Ram Sharma as Neki Ram Sharma District Library, Bhiwani.
There existed a public library Kirori Mal Library, Bhiwani at the same location and it was established by Seth Kirori Mal, a rich trader of the city. Later a more spacious and modern building was constructed in its place and it was converted to a district library. Books dating back to 1960s can still be found in the library.
The received the prestigious Best District Library in North Zone award in 2003 from Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF), Kolkatta.
The library has a grand three storey building with parking space and spacious lawns. The building was constructed specially for the library before it was established. An spacious Conference Hall has been attached to the library to make it a hub of cultural and educational activities.
The Ground Floor has the Conference Hall, Reading Hall, a Reading Room and Reception-cum-Information Desk.
The First Floor has the Librarian's Room, Stack Room, Circulation Desk and Office.
The Second Floor accomodates the Reference Book Section with private reading desks, Binding Section, Processing Section, Store Room and Private Rooms for Research Scholars
The Hall is available for general public use with advance booking for Rs. 2000/-. The Private Reading Rooms are available for serious readers and are equipped with a table, a chair and a almirah for personal use at a nominal fee of Rs. 150/- for three months. For more details contact the Library.
Bhiwani city is situated at a distance of 128 kms from Delhi. The library is situated on Railway Station Road and is opposite to the Vaish College. The District Civil Hospital is just a stone throw away distance from the library.
- Mr S K Vats from 27-01-1976 to 07-08-1991
- Mr Jang Bahadur Singh from 08-08-1991 to 19-05-1992
- Mr S K Vats from 20-05-1992 to 18-09-1995
- Mr S K Vats from 21-05-1996 to 08-11-2001
- Mr Devinder Singh from 09-11-2001 to present
The library has following staff:
|Sr.No.||Designation||No. of Posts|
|1||Senior Librarian||Mr Devinder Singh|
The library has a rich collection of 39075+ books and monographs. The collection has been arranged using DDC scheme and is well catalogued. Contrary to the traditional practice of maintaining a Dictionary Catalogue the library has three separate catalogues, Title Catalogue, Author Catalogue and Subject Catalogue. This increases the search precision by the users considerably. The catalogue entries are a mix of AACR2 and CCC.
The library subscribes to 12 newspapers in two different languages and 30 magazines.
Membership Rules Brochure
- Adults Rs 500(Refundable) + Fee Rs 10(Non-Refundable)
- Children Rs 100
The library is equipped with 5 computers and is in the process of retro-conversing its collection to MARC21 using SOUL software.
Working Days and Work Hours
The library opens for public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The library remains closed on Fridays and last Saturday of every month and all the gazetted holidays.
Opposite Vaish College,
Phone: +91 1664 242604
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