Department of Higher Education, Haryana

  1. Objectives

    • To conserve and protect the character of the existing literature and history of nation.
    • To promote institutional capacity development and knowledge networking.
    • Inculcating reading habit among students, general public to make society progressive.
    • To promote literacy and disseminate useful daily information to the people and encourage lifelong leering through its reading material and resources.
    • To provide opportunity ensuring freedom and equal access to information for all members of community, to educate and enlighten them.
    • To create awareness and opportunities for all the library stakeholders.

     

    Above objectives play vital role for delivering valuable knowledge to each section of the society for which some special corners and sections has been established in every library. which includes the following:-

    • Digital corner (E-Granthkosh)
    • Braille corner
    • Specially abled section
    • Newspaper and magazine section
    • Children section
    • Sister Nivedita corner

     

    Each District and Sub-divisional libraries organize various activities every year for the visitors, below list represents the activities that take place every year:

    • Book fair and exhibitions
    • Celebration of days of National Importance
    • SOUL Training
    • Extension Lectures (Skill Development, literature, mental health)
    • Plantation drive
    • Azadi ka Amrit Mohotsav
    • Poems and lectures on literature.
  2. Public Libraries at a Glance

    Sr no. Name of Public library Total Books Building status (Rent/own) Seating capacity Soul Status Life Members
    District Libraries
    1 State Library Ambala 90189 (18% Automated) Building of M.C. 150-200 SOUL 1.0 8604
    2 District Bhiwani 50325 (76% Automated) Own building 200 SOUL 2.0 5297
    3 District Charkhi Dadri 15687 (54% Automated) Government Building 20 NIL 805
    4 District Faridabad 30105 (Automation in process) Government College for Women, Faridabad NIL SOUL 3.0 436
    5 District Fatehabad 21212 (71% Automated) Old BDPO Building 50 SOUL 2.0 299
    6 District Gurugram 42415 (93% Automated) Own Building 285 SOUL 2.0 6831
    7 District Hisar 48500 (61% Automated) Govt. Building 150 SOUL 2.0 2055
    8 District Jhajjar 18825 (Automation in process) Old Municipal Committee Building (Rent Free) 50 SOUL 2.0 265
    9 District Jind 18167 (5% Automated) Own Building 150 SOUL 2.0 2982
    10 District Kaithal 19995 (96% Automated) Own Building 300 SOUL 2.0 1410
    11 District Karnal 53000 (47% Automation) Own Building 200 SOUL 2.0 1400
    12 District Kurukshetra 49267 (93% Automation) Own Building 200 SOUL 2.0 2982
    13 Model library Narnaul 61991 (56% Automation) Own Building 120 SOUL 2.0 778
    14 District Nuh 15262 (37% Automated) Own Building 50 SOUL 2.0 112
    15 District Panchkula 24247 (Automation in process) Rented, Community center sector 11, Panchkula 60 SOUL 2.0 909
    16 District Panipat 18319 (49% Automated) Red cross Building 50 SOUL 2.0 613
    17 District Rewari 19070 (70% Automated) Rented (Bal bhawan, model town) 50 SOUL 2.0 827
    18 District Rohtak 53325 (61% Automated) HUDA Building, Rent free 75 SOUL 2.0 3276
    19 District Sirsa 34177 (86% Automated) Own Govt. Building 250 SOUL 2.0 1852
    20 District Sonipat 43157 (80% Automated) Own Building 100 SOUL 2.0 1777
    21 District Yamunanagar 23976 (62 % Automated) MC building 80 SOUL 2.0 1220
    Sub-Divisional Libraries
    1 Sub Divisional Adampur 17046 (48% Automated) Rented. Bishnoi Dharamshala 30 SOUL 2.0 124
    2 Sub Divisional Bahadurgarh 10689 (Automation in process) Old Hospital Building (Rent free) 20 SOUL 2.0 326
    3 Sub Divisional Gohana 15331 (Automation in process) Rented 50 NIL 227
    4 Sub Divisional Hansi 16787 (Automation in process) Nagar Parisad, Hansi. (Rent Free) 20 NIL 471
    5 Sub Divisional Mandi Dabwali 19396 (79% Automated) Own building 25 SOUL 2.0 203