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District Library, Sonepat


Origin

District Library, Sonepat

The library was established in the year 1980. It started its operations on 28th January 1980. First the library was started in a rented building on Gohana Road, Sambhudayal School Street. Then it was shifted to another building in the same locality on Post Office Street. The library was shifted to its own building at the present location on 6 th December, 2003.




Building

Main Gate, District Library, Sonepat

The library has two story building. The building is well planned. The layout and design is quite simple but it can meet all the needs of the library. On the Ground Floor is situated the Librarian's Office, Reading Room and Store Room along with public conveniences. The Ist Floor has the Processing Section, Newspaper Files Repository and Three Private Rooms for Research Scholars and serious readers.


Location

The library is situated at District Tehsil Complex. The nearest mile stone is Kathmandi, a busy market place. It is closer to railway station than the city bus stand.

Staff

Librarian, District Library, Sonepat

The library staff is intertransfferable with other educational institutions in the state.

Chronological List of Librarians

  • Mr K S Dahiya from 28-01-1980 to 03-12-1993
  • Mr R P Sharma from 04-12-1993 to 12-09-1994
  • Mr K S Dahiya from 13-03-1994 to 30-07-1995
  • Mr Z S Sherawat from 31-07-1995 to 03-07-1998
  • Mr K S Dahiya from 04-07-1998 to 16-05-2000
  • Mr Z S Sherawat from 17-05-2000 to 15-10-2003
  • Mr K S Dahiya from 16-10-2003 to 30-09-2005
  • Mr Z S Sherawat from 23-10-2005 to 31-05-2009
  • Mr S S Dhankhar from 28-07-2009 to present.
The library has following posts:
Sr.No.DesignationNo. of Posts
1Librarian2
2Restorer1
3Steno1
4Peon1
5Peon-cum-Sweeper1
6Sweeper-cum-Chowkidaar1

Collection

Reading Room, District Library, Sonepat

The library has a total collection of more than 24,000 documents. More than half of the collection is literature in different Indian languages.

The library subscribes 11 newspapers in 4 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. The library also subscribes 5 magazines in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

The Library Subscribes following Newspapers:
Sr.No.Name of NewspaperLanguage
1Employement NewsEnglish
2The TribuneEnglish
3Hindustan TimesEnglish
4Times of IndiaEnglish
5The HinduEnglish
6Dainik JagranHindi
7Dainik BhaskarHindi
8Punjab KesariHindi
9Dainik TribuneHindi
10HindustanHindi
11Amar UjalaHindi
12HaribhoomiHindi
13Hind SamacharUrdu

Membership

Reading Room, District Library, Sonepat

Total Number of Members till date: 1119+

Membership Security:

  • Adults Rs 500(Refundable) + Fee Rs 10(Non-Refundable)
  • Children Rs 100

Information Technology

Partially automated using SOUL (Software for University Libraries) 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.

Contact

District Library,
Old Rohtak Road,
Kathmandi,
Tehsil Office
Sonepat (Hr.)-131001.
INDIA.
Phone: +91 130 221 1376
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